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Origins of cooperation are still fair game

Origins of cooperation are still fair game

Scientists continue to debate whether experiments can show that our primate ancestors evolved fairness, or if cooperation is uniquely human

By | Posted January 7, 2015

Tropical lizard might outrace climate change

Tropical lizard might outrace climate change

A new study looks at survival of the fittest in an increasingly warm world

By | Posted October 4, 2014

How often should I take my pet to the vet?

How often should I take my pet to the vet?

The answer is at the heart of a multi-million dollar advertising campaign by the veterinary industry

By | Posted September 18, 2014

Fish out of water

Fish out of water

Air-breathing fish do exist — and they use a remarkable respiratory system to survive on land

By | Posted August 4, 2014

The New Caledonian Crow

The New Caledonian Crow

Meet the best toolmakers in the animal world

By | Posted July 23, 2014

SNAPSHOT: The secret behind a giraffe’s spindly legs

SNAPSHOT: The secret behind a giraffe’s spindly legs

Special structures in the bones of giraffes’ feet help to keep them upright

By | Posted July 8, 2014

Ever Wondered: What's the deal with Botox?

Ever Wondered: What’s the deal with Botox?

Why the toxin in Botox is so dangerous, and why we’re injecting it into our foreheads

By | Posted June 21, 2014

AUDIO: What's the deal with jet lag?

AUDIO: What’s the deal with jet lag?

Why do you get it, and what can you do to offset its effects?

By | Posted May 22, 2014

Puzzling out panic attacks

Puzzling out panic attacks

How your brain can create an extreme stress response

By | Posted April 16, 2014

Gluten: Friend, foe or just a fad?

Gluten: Friend, foe or just a fad?

For healthy people, doctors warn that gluten-free may not be worth the hype

By | Posted March 12, 2014

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