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Chimps Share Microbes When Socializing

By Kate Yandell | January 15, 2016

Social interaction influences the chimpanzee microbiome, increasing the number of microbial species the primates share.

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The Evolution of Social Bees

By Ruth Williams | May 14, 2015

Scientists describe the genetic changes associated with solitary-to-social transitions throughout bee evolution.

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Pleasure To Smell You

By Jef Akst | March 4, 2015

People tend to sniff their mitts after shaking hands with someone of the same sex, suggesting that the traditional greeting may transmit chemosensory signals.

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When Males Kill Young

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 13, 2014

Many social factors contributed to the evolution of male infanticide in mammal societies.

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A Lot Like Humans

By Tracy Vence | October 15, 2013

Scientists find that bonobos can form friendships and show concern for others.

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“Social” Chromosome Discovered

By Sabrina Richards | January 16, 2013

Researchers identify a chromosome in ants that influences colony social structure and, much like the mammalian Y sex chromosome, doesn’t recombine.

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