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Month: October 2016

October 31, 2016 Chimpanzees & Bonobos - Even though the Congo River keeps them apart today, chimpanzees and bonobos managed to interbreed several times in the past.
October 28, 2016 Seeking Out Fear - The science of human fear is much more complex than is commonly thought.
October 27, 2016 Restoring Touch - Scientists are learning the complex nerve signals that allow us to experience the sensation of touch.
October 26, 2016 Fear & the Brain - The science of human fear is much more complex than is commonly thought.
October 25, 2016 GM Tobacco vs. Malaria - Genetically engineered tobacco plants produce potent artemisinin - a highly effective malaria drug - at a fraction of the usual cost.
October 24, 2016 Right-Handed Fossil - Analysis of a nearly two million-year-old jaw fossil from east Africa reveals clues to the evolution of the human brain.
October 21, 2016 Dolphin Stranding - Rescue volunteers respond to a stranded dolphin on Cape Cod.
October 20, 2016 Saving Salt Marshes - Saving endangered salt marshes.
October 19, 2016 Goats Learn from People - Domestic goats learn to do a challenging task by watching humans do it first.
October 18, 2016 Sickle Cell Gene Editing - Scientists use a powerful new gene editing tool to treat sickle cell disease.
October 17, 2016 Feather Mystery Solved - The berries of invasive honeysuckle plants are causing birds in eastern North America to change color.
October 14, 2016 Jumping Spider Hearing - Scientists discover that a spider renowned for its sharp vision can also hear with its hair.
October 13, 2016 Chewing Gum Myth - Does it really take seven years to digest chewing gum?
October 12, 2016 Seafloor Biodiversity - Unexpected biodiversity on the seafloor may play a big role in marine food webs.
October 11, 2016 Plant Trickery - A flower exploits a fly’s penchant for stealing food from spiders in order to get pollinated.
October 10, 2016 Informal Health Care Training - Can a modest amount of training help improve health care delivery to the world’s poor?
October 7, 2016 Ape Theory of Mind - Chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans exhibit a very "human" trait: an awareness that others can act on false beliefs about reality.
October 6, 2016 Marine Debris Tracker - A smartphone app allows citizen scientists to track litter that makes its way into our waterways.
October 5, 2016 Dolphin Name Game - Each bottlenose dolphin makes up its own signature whistle early in life which functions much like a name.
October 4, 2016 Genetically Modified Odors - Scientists modify microbes to produce some unusual fragrances.
October 3, 2016 Archiverse - A virtual 3D playground for architects and artists.