Beyond social networks: How cultural beliefs really spread

When Amir Goldberg had his first child a decade ago, he was bewildered to learn that some of his colleagues at Princeton University, where he was a doctoral student, weren't planning to vaccinate their offspring.

On genetic treasure island, voles show DNA antiquity

(Phys.org) —With its snubby, blunt nose, small, furry ears and short tail, the Orkney Islands vole may not seem significant, but it harbors genetic secrets that can help shed light on novel evolutionary and colonization ...

Why do pivotal cultural differences among countries exist?

In today's world, conflicts and misunderstandings frequently arise between those who are from more restrictive cultures and those from less restrictive ones. Now, a new international study led by the University of Maryland ...

How chimps deal with death: Studies offer rare glimpses

Two studies in the April 27th issue of Current Biology offer rare glimpses into the ways that chimpanzees deal with the deaths of those closest to them. In one case, researchers describe the final hours and moment of death ...