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An appetite suppressant with side effects

Neurogeneticists from the University of Würzburg have discovered a peptide in Drosophila that has a strong impact on the fly's feeding and sleeping habits. At the same time, it is associated with the insects' circadian clock.

dateOct 04, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Virtual peer pressure in citizen science

Peer pressure is a proven social motivator, and seeing a friend or colleague succeed at a task can boost individual effort. Researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering probed this decidedly human attribute—sensitivity ...

dateAug 25, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Mice cooperate if they benefit

Four people meet for dinner in a restaurant and split the check four ways. Anyone who ordered more or something more expensive than the others gains an advantage from the situation. Social dilemmas like this one also occur ...

dateMay 12, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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