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Sparrow songs tune into context

Sparrow songs tune into context

Understanding how swamp sparrows use context in their songs could shed light on the evolution of human language

By | Posted January 14, 2015

Alcoholism after gastric bypass: Is it in your mind or gut?

Alcoholism after gastric bypass: Is it in your mind or gut?

Scientists have competing ideas for why gastric bypass patients show higher rates of alcohol abuse post-surgery

By | Posted January 9, 2015

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

The puzzle of morality

The puzzle of morality

A Harvard neuroscientist looks to evolution to explain altruism

By | Posted November 19, 2014

Wet beaches drown sea turtles

Wet beaches drown sea turtles

Climate change makes beaches wetter, hurting the survival of sea turtle hatchlings

By | Posted October 24, 2014

Bacteria that can hold their liquor

Bacteria that can hold their liquor

Hardier microbes make biofuel production more feasible

By | Posted October 6, 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

Are bilinguals really smarter?

Are bilinguals really smarter?

Despite what you may have read, it’s not so cut-and-dry

By | Posted July 29, 2014

The lifecycle in your walls

The lifecycle in your walls

What’s thriving behind the scenes of your home this summer?

By | Posted July 24, 2014

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