"Science behind the Soap Opera" (SN: 3/3/07, p. 138) shows that meerkats bear an uncanny resemblance to human beings. We, too, have an innate sense of responsibility for our group and individually commit acts of unspeakable violence.
Just a dram
"Natural-Born Addicts: Brain differences may herald drug addiction" (SN: 3/3/07, p. 133) describes an elegant study. I found the 7 percent addiction-susceptible figure interestingly similar to the 10 percent of people who drink alcohol who become addicted. I wonder if similar percentages of other species are impulsive and vulnerable.
Back to the future
"Fixes for Fatty Liver" (SN: 3/3/07, p. 136) mentioned choline as a possible treatment. This is not a new