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Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species' chances to survive and reproduce.

  1. Science & Society

    Shrimp on treadmills? Some science only sounds silly

    Research that may seem silly, at first glance, often has a rewarding aim. Here are some examples.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Violence spreads like a virus

    New research shows that the friends of violent teens are much more likely to become violent themselves.

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  3. Genetics

    World’s tallest corn towers nearly 14 meters

    Short nights and a genetic tweak helped novel corn reach record heights.

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  4. Environment

    Food-like smell on plastic may lure seabirds to eat it

    When plastic smells like supper, seabirds and other animals can be fooled into thinking it is food.

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  5. Animals

    Animals can do ‘almost math’

    Humans aren’t the only animals with a number sense. Scientists are trying to figure out where and when it evolved.

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  6. Psychology

    What makes a pretty face?

    Beautiful faces are symmetrical and average. Do we prefer them because this makes them easier for our brains to process?

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  7. Animals

    Spidey sense: They can hear you!

    Surprise! At least some spiders can hear us. Even without eardrums, jumping spiders can still detect airborne sounds from across the room.

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  8. Oceans

    Creative ways to help coral reefs recover

    Coral reefs are under siege from threats ranging from climate change to explosives. But scientists are developing ways to rebuild reefs before they disappear.

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  9. Brain

    Pain is contagious — at least in mice

    Pain can move from one mouse to another. The trigger may be smell.

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  10. Animals

    Tasmanian devils begin to resist infectious cancer

    A deadly contagious cancer is spreading among Tasmanian devils. But the animals are evolving resistance, a new study finds.

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  11. Animals

    Giant slugs snack on baby birds

    When they accidentally run into bird nests sitting on the ground, some slugs help themselves to a free, easy meal of bird chicks.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Zebra finches can ‘drink’ water from their own fat

    When water is scarce, thirsty zebra finches can produce their own water. They do it by breaking down their body fat.

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