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May 22, 2017

 

A close-up image of a bee on a white flower. The bee and flower are in the center of the image. The background is blurry and mostly green, but in top behind the bee and its wings, there are out of focus purple and red splotches.

Risky Bee-havior

Why do some bees engage in riskier behavior than other members of their colony?

April 4, 2017

 

A close-up shot of ants eating mango pulp. Some of the ants are black and distinct. Others are blurry.

Ants Addicted To Morphine

Ants are, so far, the only non-mammal species that demonstrate drug-seeking behavior.

September 8, 2015

 

illustration of kissing couple

Why Do People Kiss?  

Smooching feels good, of course, but couples first started swapping saliva as a way to test out genetic compatibility.

July 2, 2015

 

gou teng plant

Ancient Medicine for Parkinson’s Disease     

Ancient Eastern herb, gou teng, may be the best way to treat Parkinson's Disease.

February 23, 2015

 

tree from different seasonal angles

Birth Season & Mood

The time of year when you were born may affect your neurochemistry.

March 15, 2013

 

ritalin drug packaging

How Do ADHD Drugs Work?

People around the world have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD. And many are on drugs, like Ritalin, to help with the disorder.

August 9, 2012

 

bee being born in bee hive

Bees Have Different Jobs According To Their Age

A team of scientists wondering if some bees might be natural risk takers decided to put that question to the test.

November 1, 2010

 

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Are Your Political Views Genetic?

A new study suggests that a 'liberal gene' may have a role in determining your political views!

July 14, 2010

 

Fast food sandwich and French fries

Fast Food May Impede Brain Function

Scientists discover that high-fat diets actually dampen brain functions in test animals!

November 10, 2008

 

Smiling Baby

A Baby’s Smile

Have you watched a baby smile and simply fallen in love? It turns out there's some cool science behind why a baby's smile is so heart-warming!

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