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Bigger Brains

By | February 20, 2015

Researchers identify a human DNA element that spurs neurogenesis and brain growth when placed in mice.

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The Surprising Evolution of Sex Determination

By | April 23, 2014

A detailed analysis of sex chromosomes finds unexpected evolution of functional Y chromosome genes across species.

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The Nose Knows

By | March 25, 2014

The human nose can differentiate more than a trillion odors, a study finds.

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Another Obesity-Associated Gene

By | March 13, 2014

Researchers find a new gene connected to obesity in a surprising part of the genome.

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Discerning Elephants

By | March 12, 2014

Elephants are able to tell human voices apart based on cues for age, sex, and ethnic group.

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High Protein, High Risk?

By | March 6, 2014

Low-protein diets are linked to longer life spans in mice and humans.

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Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet

By | May 10, 2012

Two 9,000-year-old skeletons will be held by University of California, San Diego, officials—rather than turned over to American Indians for reburial—until a lawsuit is settled.

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Brain Evolution at a Distance

By | December 6, 2011

Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.

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World Population Hits 7 Billion

By | October 31, 2011

Sometime today, Earth’s 7 billionth person was born.

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Latitude Affects Human Eye Size

By | July 27, 2011

People living near the Earth’s poles, where days are often short and light often low, have larger eyes and visual cortices than those closer to the equator.

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