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Month: May 2016

May 31, 2016 Harbor Porpoise Hunting - Harbor porpoises are championship hunters, eating nearly constantly day and night.
May 30, 2016 Rattlesnakes & Squirrels - Rattlesnake venom is more potent against local ground squirrels than those from other locales.
May 27, 2016 Psychadelics & Depression - Hallucinogenic drugs could lead to new treatments for intractable depression.
May 26, 2016 Voice & Gender Perception - Subtle vocal cues lead us to perceive voices as feminine or masculine.
May 25, 2016 Vocal Fry - Why some popular singers express themselves with a bit of grit.
May 24, 2016 Flying Robots - Engineers have designed flying robots that efficiently perch, extending their missions.
May 23, 2016 Red Bird Genetics - Scientists uncover the genes behind birds’ flashy red plumage.
May 20, 2016 Ancient Rocks - Ancient minerals are providing new information on the formation of our planet.
May 19, 2016 Wearable Batteries - Tough, flexible, solar-powered skin-sensors could be the next step in wearable health monitors.
May 18, 2016 Distracted Driving - Driving while texting disrupts hand-eye coordination with the brain, unlike other distractions.
May 17, 2016 Mother’s Voice - Brain scans reveal the power of a mother’s voice on her child.
May 16, 2016 Ancient Florida - New evidence confirms that a prehistoric archaeological site in Florida is one of the continent’s oldest.
May 13, 2016 Sleep & Aging - Insomnia in older adults is due to a failure in brain circuitry.
May 12, 2016 Aerodynamic Bat Ears - One bat species’ big ears may generate lift during flight.
May 11, 2016 Calorie-Burning Fat - Bioengineers design nanoparticles that convert white fat storage cells to brown, calorie-burning ones.
May 10, 2016 Subconscious Visual Bias - A neuroscientist finds that subconscious stereotypes can lead us to see hostility in friendly faces.
May 9, 2016 Vampire Bat Calls - Vocal communication between vampire bats who know each other helps them survive when they don’t get enough to eat.
May 6, 2016 TB’s Unexpected Journey - Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to South Americans from Africa more than 1000 years ago.
May 5, 2016 Teen Brains - Teen brains are much more developed in some areas than others.
May 4, 2016 Air Rage - Class differences that are still enforced on airplanes are correlated with more angry and uncooperative passengers.
May 3, 2016 Neandertal vs. Human Diets - By using more sophisticated technology to deal with a harsh and unpredictable Ice Age climate, modern humans may have been more successful at finding food than Neandertals.
May 2, 2016 Fraternal Twin Genetics - Scientists pinpoint two genes that help explain why fraternal twins are common in some extended families and not in others.