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Behavior Brief
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 21, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Institute Sued Over Lead-Poisoning Study
Jef Akst | Sep 19, 2011
A lawsuit accuses a Baltimore medical institute of exposing children to lead poisoning in the 1990s.
Mammoth Blood in the ER?
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 19, 2011
A 35,000-year old woolly mammoth blood protein may aid in contemporary medical procedures.
Ancient Croc Found
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2011
Researchers discover a new fossil of an ancient 20-foot-long crocodile in the same coal mine where the world’s largest snake was found.
Ruffling Dinosaur Feathers
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 15, 2011
Dinosaur and early bird feathers trapped in amber around 80 million years ago provide unprecedented insight into the evolution of plumage.
Early Bird Plumage
Early Bird Plumage
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 15, 2011
After rummaging through thousands of amber inclusions housed at the University of Alberta and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Canada, researchers discovered 11 amber encased-feather fossils that provide the most detailed picture yet of early feather evolution.
Don’t Dope, Athletes
Jef Akst | Sep 14, 2011
New doping tests that could be used at the 2012 London Olympics should ward off cheaters better than ever before.
Behavior Brief
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 13, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Lasker Winners Announced
Jef Akst | Sep 12, 2011
Discoveries in protein folding and malaria treatment are recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.
Ancient Jelly Simplifies Animal Tree?
Sabrina Richards | Sep 9, 2011
A newly discovered fossil of a nearly 600-million-year-old comb jelly ancestor may call for scientists to rethink early animal evolution.