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Social Networking May Be An Inherited Skill
2013-01-09 13:50:07

Duke researchers working with Rhesus monkeys have found that social networking skills appear to be a heritable trait, one that can have a big impact on reproductive success.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.