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Number-Selective Neurons Found in Untrained Crows’ Brains
Diana Kwon | Mar 15, 2018
The finding suggests corvids may have an innate sense of number.
Birds With Older Fathers Have Shorter Telomeres, Lifespans
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 14, 2018
The findings contradict what has been observed in humans.
Science Behind Hunting Quotas Unavailable: Study
Ruth Williams | Mar 7, 2018
A large-scale survey of wild game regulations in North America finds science-based policies lacking, and poor transparency on the part of agencies may contribute.
Social Dominance Comes At a Cost
Richard Kemeny | Mar 5, 2018
Dominant male mammals are particularly at risk of infection by parasites.
Slime Mold in Residence
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 2, 2018
At Hampshire College, students and faculty use the amoeba
—both a “visiting scholar” and a model organism—to examine human societal and political quandaries.
Drug for Still’s Disease Shows Promise in Phase 2 Trial
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Patients with the rare autoimmune condition, highlighted in the Oscar-nominated film
The Big Sick
, currently have limited treatment options.
Paradise Regained: How the Palmyra Atoll Got Rid of Invasive Mosquitoes
Ruth Williams | Feb 28, 2018
The elimination of the biting pests was an added bonus after researchers unleashed a rat-eradication endeavor on the tiny islands.
Stem Cell Implants Improve Monkeys’ Grip After Spinal Cord Injury
Ashley Yeager | Feb 26, 2018
Thousands of axons grew from the transplants and connected to damaged primate tissue, the first such demonstration in primates.
Graduate Student Unions Opt Out of Federal Recognition
Abby Olena | Feb 22, 2018
Student workers seek voluntary recognition of their unions by university administrators out of concern that political appointees may deny their unions legal status.
Want to Boost Reproducibility? Get Another Lab Involved
Jim Daley | Feb 22, 2018
Including as few as two labs in a study improved the odds of getting the true effect size by as much as 23 percentage points, according to a replication model.