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Female mice prefer songs of mice that are different from their parents when selecting a mate.
Having a slow reaction time in midlife increases risk of having died 15 years later.
At least three pigment cell types from multiple layers of skin contribute to the color patterns of male guppies
Animal-borne camera reveals that alligators may attempt to capture prey most often at night, even though the calculated probability of catching prey is highest in the morning
Volcanic rock dating suggests the painting of a Çatalhöyük mural may have overlapped with an eruption in Turkey
Scientists have demonstrated that organisms with greater complexity are more likely to evolve in complex environments.
Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, hitchhikes in ticks for dissemination to mammalian hosts--including humans.
Three stakeholder groups agree that regulators are not adequately prepared to manage the risks posed by nanotechnology.
Faced with inevitable pain, most people choose to "get it out of the way" as soon as possible.
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