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Bioluminescence may play a key role in successful foraging for southern elephant seals, a deep-sea predator.
Patients with anorexia have trouble accurately judging their own body size, but not others'.
Two parasitic wasp species show similar memory consolidation patterns in response to rewards of different quality, providing evidence that the reward value affects the type of memory that is consolidated.
Approximately one in five prescriptions to elderly people is inappropriate.
Managers and non-managers show distinctly different brain activation patterns when making decisions.
Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a reliable method to turn the clock back on blood cells, restoring them to a primitive stem cell state from which they can then develop into any other type of cell in the body.
Specific gut bacteria may be associated with metabolic syndrome traits, as determined by a study of Pennsylvania's Old Order Amish population.
Given the option to commit spiteful acts, reducing the money payoffs of others at no cost to themselves, many people avoid acting spitefully, but those that do, consistently impose the maximum harm.
Coping with climate change presents a number of challenges, but we may be able to get some hints from our ancestors.
A novel methodology shows that Wild meerkats engage in nine separate learning processes during foraging, and this method may provide general insight into learning mechanisms for groups of animals and culture development.
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