Life

  1. Brain

    Reading Verbs Revs Up Your Brain

    Silently reading the word "dance" gets your brain to react as though you're really dancing.

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  2. Genetics

    Animal clones: Double trouble?

    From agriculture to medicine to law, animal cloning to create genetic twins could change our lives.

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  3. Animals

    A bowerbird’s guide to style

    To attract a mate, male bowerbirds go for a cheaper, low-key look instead of showy decorations.

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  4. Brain

    What Video Games Can Teach Us

    If used in the right way, video and computer games can inspire learning and improve some skills.

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  5. Brain

    The Violent Side of Video Games

    Playing video games and watching TV and movies can change the way we act, think, and feel.

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  6. Fossils

    Teeny Skull Reveals Ancient Ancestor

    A tiny fossil skull represents the earliest known ancestor of monkeys and apes.

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  7. Animals

    A hangout for elusive blue whales

    Scientists have now found a place off southern Chile where blue whales gather.

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  8. Animals

    Baboons listen for who’s tops

    Baboons can tell who's in charge by the sound of voices alone.

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  9. Brain

    Worry seems to shorten a timid rat’s life

    Rats that prefer familiar settings tend to die younger than do more adventurous rats.

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  10. Animals

    Helping to save elephants

    Preserving an enormous creature like the Asian elephant can be very challenging.

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  11. Animals

    Farming on a snail’s scale

    Some snails plow leaves and add fertilizer to grow a fungus for dinner.

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  12. Brain

    Brain signals attention disorder

    Children with attention disorders appear to have less tissue in certain parts of their brain.

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