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Bethany Brookshire

Science education writer and Scicurious blogger

Bethany Brookshire has a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in philosophy from The College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is the guest editor of The Open Laboratory Anthology of Science Blogging, 2009, and the winner of the Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award and the Three Quarks Daily Science Writing Award, among others. She blogs at Eureka! Lab and at Scicurious. You can follow her on Twitter as @scicurious.

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    Bingeing rats show the power of food habits

    Rats allowed to binge on sweetened milk show a bad habit for food. But while food might change our habits, a bad food habit may not necessarily be an addiction.

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    That beard is only hot because it’s not cool

    There’s more to facial hair than whether you can grow it. A new study shows that attractiveness increases when your style of facial hair is rare.

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    Males compete all the way to sperm shape

    An association between the ratio of certain proteins in mouse sperm and sexual competition raises many questions about what exactly gives a sperm a good head.

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    Lost sleep could mean lost neurons

    A new study shows we may not be able to make up for chronic sleep deprivation. The protein SirT3 might protect us against late nights, but all-nighters may produce neuron loss.

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    Bats’ dinner conversation may go over your head

    Hunting big brown bats do more than echolocate. When male bats compete for a single prize, they send social calls to keep other bats at bay.

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    Calcium in alcoholism drug may be what prevents relapse

    Acamprosate, one of the few drugs to treat alcoholism, may be nothing more than a vehicle for a calcium supplement.

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    Do your bit for bumblebees

    The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and its partners have launched the Bumble Bee Watch website to track sightings. When you see a bee bumbling around, snap a photo.
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    Sing a song of bird phylogeny

    A new study challenges assumptions about birdsong, finding that the majority of songbird species have female singers.

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    Chemical in male goat odor drives the lady goats wild

    A new study shows that male goats exude pheromones from their skin that could make female goats ready to roll in the hay.

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    Methylation turns a wannabe bumblebee into a queen

    Epigenetic changes to bumblebee DNA turns a worker into a reproductive pseudo-queen, suggesting that genomic imprinting could be responsible for the bumblebee social system.

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