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April 4, 2017

 

Scientists hope that by studying how addiction works in social insects like ants, they can learn new ways to treat addiction in humans.

Ants Addicted To Morphine

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

May 4, 2016

 

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Becoming More Feminine

Over the course of human civilization, men have evolved more feminine traits.

September 8, 2015

 

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Why Do People Kiss?  

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

February 27, 2013

 

Helmets have advanced over the years to help prevent concussions.

What Is A Concussion?

Every season several football players miss a number of games after absorbing vicious blows to the head.

December 28, 2010

 

The Enteric Nervous System: Your “Extra” Brain

It would probably make a pretty cheesy horror movie, but the thing is, it's true. In fact, that creature with the extra brain is you.

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