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Queen of spades key to new evolutionary hypothesis

(Phys.org) -- Sleight of hand is a trait that belongs mainly to humans. Or so scientists thought. Studies of common, microscopic ocean plankton named Prochlorococcus show that humans aren't the only ones w ...

May 11, 2012
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Big brains are pricey, guppy study shows

Bigger brains can make animals, well, brainier, but that boost in brain size and ability comes at a price. That's according to new evidence reported on January 3rd in Current Biology, in which researchers artifi ...

Jan 03, 2013
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A willingness to be bullied may be inherited

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study of the behavior of marmots suggests that a willingness to accept some extent of bullying, rather than shying away from interactions that could lead to conflict, may be inherited.

Dec 01, 2010 report
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The importance of being magnetized

Despite its magnetic field, Earth is losing its atmosphere to space at about the same rate as planets that lack this protective barrier against the solar wind. Scientists now are beginning to question whether ...

Mar 21, 2011
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