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September 17, 2014
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Hadza foragers say hungry Honeyguides lead them to more honey

Hadza hunter-gatherers of northern Tanzania have developed a deep and mutually beneficial relationship with the Greater Honeyguide bird, which, as its name indicates, leads people to sources of wild honey. Yale anthropologist Brian Wood has studied in great detail the … Continue reading

February 17, 2014
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Understanding the basic biology of bipolar disorder

Scientists from UCLA, UC San Francisco, Costa Rica and Colombia take steps to identify genetic component to mental illness Scientists know there is a strong genetic component to bipolar disorder, but they have had an extremely difficult time identifying the … Continue reading

January 7, 2014
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When danger is in the eye of the beholder

UCLA anthropologists study how, why we read into potential peril They went boating alone without life vests and gave no thought to shimmying up very tall coconut trees. And although they were only figments of a writer’s imagination, the fictional … Continue reading

April 1, 2013
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Misregulated genes may have big autism role

A genetic pathway involving proteins in the endosomes of cells appears to be misregulated in the brains of children with autism, according to a newly published statistical analysis in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. Previously the genes were shown to cause … Continue reading

February 12, 2013
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Social Network Use Reflects East-West Disparity

The stark contrast between America’s “me-first” culture and the “collective-good” mentality in China is reflected in the two countries’ use of social networking sites, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University scholar. U.S. citizens spend more … Continue reading

September 27, 2012
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Know How Much You’re Texting While Driving? U-M Study Says No

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Texting while driving is a serious threat to public safety, but a new University of Michigan study suggests that we might not be aware of our actions. U-M researchers found that texting while driving is predicted by … Continue reading

January 18, 2011
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Scientists: Big City Life May Alter Green Attitudes

*Study of Chinese citizens says jobs more important than salary when it comes to pro-environmental behavior* People with good jobs found in large cities are more likely to engage in pro-environmental activities. So says a new study of China’s environmental … Continue reading

December 8, 2010
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‘Social Relationships in Animals Have a Genetic Basis’

The ability to tolerate aggression is partly genetic, UCLA life scientists report in the first study to demonstrate a genetic component to a social network trait in a non-human population.  “The ability to tolerate aggression is passed on across generations; … Continue reading