Posts in: Life Science

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Your brain on lying

Your brain on lying

Some scientists are claiming that fMRIs are the key to lie detection. Is it true?

By | Posted January 30, 2012

The rescuer

The rescuer

Rita McMahon and her quest to care for the wildlife of New York City

By | Posted January 25, 2012

Amphibians on the brink

Amphibians on the brink

What you should know about a frog-killing fungus

By | Posted December 9, 2011

The chronology of chronobiology, courtesy of hamsters

The chronology of chronobiology, courtesy of hamsters

Biological clockwork still holds secrets

By | Posted November 16, 2011

Tasmanian tiger wrongfully hunted to extinction

Tasmanian tiger wrongfully hunted to extinction

Skull analysis reveals it hunted prey smaller than sheep

By | Posted November 15, 2011

Parasitized throughout the ages

Parasitized throughout the ages

Nubian mummies chronicle a modern plague

By | Posted July 13, 2011

Evolutionary conundrum of the day: Single-celled organisms kill themselves

Evolutionary conundrum of the day: Single-celled organisms kill themselves

Study suggests that self-sacrifice may have allowed for larger social interactions

By | Posted July 1, 2011

Feeding the mosquitoes

Feeding the mosquitoes

Leslie Vosshall probes the genetics of mosquitoes’ sense of smell to understand why they bite some people more than others. But in the quest to prevent mosquito-borne illness, she must first feed 500 hungry bugs a blood meal

By | Posted March 14, 2011

The taste of victory

The taste of victory

An award-winning gustatory neuroscientist is using his discoveries to overcome a total aversion to fruits and vegetables

By | Posted March 7, 2011

Are you smarter than a Neanderthal toolmaker?

Are you smarter than a Neanderthal toolmaker?

Archaeologists look into whether Neanderthals copied human tools or innovated their own designs

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