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What makes a face go round

Genetic enhancers acting far away from their intended genes can help shape a face during development.

Don’t mount so fast! That bug could be a boy

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?

Mining mouse movements to make more meds

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.

Making a snake spectacle

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.

Wag the dog: When left vs. right matters

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.

The reefs are alive with the sound of oysters

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.

The future of the robotic leg

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.

Brain patterns of haunting memories

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.

The hottest guy guppies stand out in a crowd

A new study shows that sexy male guppies are the ones who stand out the most, the rarest in the crowd. But what is the rare male effect for?
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