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bonobo

HELP UNWANTED  Bonobos, such as this adult male housed at an African sanctuary, prefer individuals who hinder others over those that help, a new study finds. In contrast, humans typically favor helpers over hinderers, starting in infancy.

Noether, Feynman, Joule

Among the anniversaries worth celebrating in 2018 are the publication of Noether’s theorem (Emmy Noether at left) and the birthdays of Richard Feynman (middle) and James Joule (right).

dead sea scroll caves

TEXT MESSAGES  Fast action saved the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, found in 11 West Bank caves such as these, from war damage 50 years ago. In 2017, researchers found an additional cave that may have once held ancient text-covered scrolls.

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