Archive: 10/03/2008

Egalitarian revolution in the Pleistocene?

Although anthropologists and evolutionary biologists are still debating this question, a new study, published in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, supports the view that the first egalitarian societies may have appeared tens o ...

Oct 03, 2008
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Singing to females makes male birds' brains happy

The melodious singing of birds has been long appreciated by humans, and has often been thought to reflect a particularly positive emotional state of the singer. In a new study published in the online, open-access journal ...

Oct 03, 2008
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Bee swarms follow high-speed 'streaker' bees to find a new nest

It's one of the hallmarks of spring: a swarm of bees on the move. But how a swarm locates a new nest site when less than 5% of the community know the way remains a mystery. Curious to find out how swarms cooperate and are ...

Oct 03, 2008
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Reason for sickness absence can predict employee deaths

Employees who take long spells of sick leave more than once in three years are at a higher risk of death than their colleagues who take no such absence, particularly if their absence is due to circulatory or psychiatric problems ...

Oct 03, 2008
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Decline in Alaskan sea otters affects bald eagles' diet

Sea otters are known as a keystone species, filling such an important niche in ocean communities that without them, entire ecosystems can collapse. Scientists are finding, however, that sea otters can have even farther-reaching ...

Oct 03, 2008
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