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April 12, 2019

 

The Genetics Behind Dog Breeds

In a preliminary report, researchers found that the personality traits we ascribe to different dog breeds have a basis in the dogs’ DNA.

May 30, 2017

 

"These are typical Golgi stained neurons in the epileptic human dentate gyrus."

Brain Efficiency And Intelligence

Scientists are studying the efficiency of the human brain.

January 25, 2017

 

Orangutans are intelligent, but also under threat by human agriculture.

Wild Science: Orangutans

Wild Science visits the Indianapolis Zoo, where staff explain the intelligence and behavior of orangutans, and how their species is being threatened by humans.

August 29, 2016

 

Is E.T. Hiding?

What if the aliens are hiding from us? Hiding a whole planet is easier than you think.

May 12, 2016

 

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Do Bigger Brains Make Us Smarter?

Does brain size or brain-to-body ratio affect intelligence? Not as much as you'd think.

May 7, 2015

 

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Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates: A Danger to Intelligence

Children born to women who were exposed to phthalates during pregnancy have a lower IQ.

August 12, 2013

 

A bottlenose dolphin leaps from the water.

Signature Whistles: Do Dolphins Have Names?

Scientists have found new evidence that bottlenose dolphins may address each other by name.

March 15, 2011

 

The Elephants In The Room

Elephants cooperate and prove how smart they really are.

March 1, 2010

 

Practice Your Scales, Musical Instruments Improve Brain Function

Did you learn to play an instrument as a child? Several studies show that learning to play improves how your brain works.

January 27, 2009

 

Food for Thought (Literally!)

If you're smart about what you eat, you might actually become smarter!

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