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The Benefits of Trepidation

By Abigail Marsh | November 1, 2017

While wiping fear from our brains may seem attractive, the emotion is an essential part of our behavioral repertoire.

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Why Are Some People Altruistic?

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

Researcher Abigail Marsh tells the tale of her very personal brush with extreme altruism.

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Behavior Brief

By Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Taking Turns

By Jenny Rood | February 3, 2015

Using GPS trackers, researchers demonstrate an energy-saving flight strategy for migratory birds.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2015

Touch, The Altruistic Brain, Is Shame Necessary?, and Future Arctic

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | January 1, 2015

Does Altruism Exist?, Ancestors in Our Genome, Fred Sanger—Double Nobel Laureate, and Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2014

Your Atomic Self, Eureka!, A Talent for Friendship, and Undeniable

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Week in Review, March 18-22

By Jef Akst | March 22, 2013

Venom-based drugs for pain; microbes in the deep ocean; altruistic, suicidal bacteria; a call for open access; clinical sequencing; the newest genomes

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The Upside of Suicide

By Sabrina Richards | March 20, 2013

Researchers show that a bacterium’s self-sacrifice can benefit its community, even when the members are not strongly related.

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Behavior Brief

By Kate Yandell | February 6, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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