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What Price Kindness?

By Oren Harman | September 1, 2011

Exposing the life and work of a visionary and troubled scientist opens a window onto the evolution of altruism.

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The Age-Old Fight Against Antibiotics

By Cristina Luiggi | August 31, 2011

Researchers find antibiotic resistance genes in 30,000-year-old bacteria, suggesting such resistance is not a modern phenomenon.

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Blood’s Role in the Aging Brain

By Edyta Zielinska | August 31, 2011

A blood protein involved in allergy contributes to the decline in brain function and memory in aging mice.

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Velcro Helps Muscles Grow

By Edyta Zielinska | August 31, 2011

Stretching muscle cells as they grow helps promote the expression of growth factors.

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The Happiness of English

By Jef Akst | August 31, 2011

There are more positive words than negative ones in the written English language.

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Soldiers' Amygdalae Show Scars

By Kerry Grens | August 30, 2011

A year and a half after soldiers have returned from war, impairments in the regulatory circuitry of the amygdala remain.

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Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities

By Tia Ghose | August 29, 2011

In matriarchal societies where women receive equal education, there is no difference in spatial abilities between men and women.

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Climate Stirs Civil Conflict

By Jef Akst | August 26, 2011

Civil unrest is twice as likely during warm El Niño years.

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Bug Fest 2011

By Edyta Zielinska | August 25, 2011

Earlier this month (August 13-14) thousands of children and bug-loving adults descended on the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where all manner of insect—dead, alive, and deep fried—were on display to be looked at, touched and, yes...eaten.

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Beetle Mania

By Edyta Zielinska | August 25, 2011

Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences was crawling with bugs, and The Scientist went down to join in the fun.

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