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Genetic enhancers acting far away from their intended genes can help shape a face during development.
Many insect males show same-sex mating behavior. What’s the cause? What’s the benefit? Is it real? Or are the bugs just in too much of a rush to stop?
Animal models are a great way to look at psychoactive drugs and how they work. A new paper purports to simplify it all down to one test.
Snakes have a thin layer over their eyes filled with blood vessels. A scientist has shown how snakes control those blood vessels to help them see.
Most of us see a wagging dog’s tail and automatically think it’s a good sign. But are some wags more friendly than others? A new study says yes.
How does an oyster figure out where to settle down in life? It listens for where the party’s at. A new study shows that oyster larvae can detect sound in the water.
While robotic legs have come incredibly far, the next step, integrating the function into the rest of the body, still has a way to go.
Some fearful experiences stick with us forever. Others we brush off easily. The difference could be in which neuronal patterns are activated in our brains.