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Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?

By Diana Kwon | March 1, 2017

Studies of remote Amazonian villages reveal how culture influences our musical preferences.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2017

Music, the future of American science, and more


An experiment in which people pass each other initially nonrhythmic drumming sequences reveals the human affinity for musical patterns.


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Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis

By Jef Akst | February 17, 2017

A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.


The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center researcher links complex traits to the genes that underlie them.


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Cannibalism: Not That Weird

By Bill Schutt | February 1, 2017

Eating members of your own species might turn the stomach of the average human, but some animal species make a habit of dining on their own.


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From the Ground Up

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 1, 2017

Instrumental in launching Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system, Elliot Meyerowitz has since driven the use of computational modeling to study developmental biology.


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Science Your Plants!

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2017

CalTech researcher Elliot Meyerowitz describes how plant genetics influences growth and productivity.

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Children born to obese parents are at increased risk of failing motor development and cognitive tests, according to an NIH-led study.


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Book Excerpt from Testosterone Rex

By Cordelia Fine | January 1, 2017

In Chapter 6, “The Hormonal Essence of the T-Rex?” author Cordelia Fine considers the biological dogma that testes, and the powerful hormones they exude, are the root of all sexual inequality.


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