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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Many people feel anxious in crowds. But not so for prairie voles.  When these mouse-like creatures live in close quarters, they are less stressed out, researchers report in the January issue of the... Read full article »


Friday, January 15, 2016

Spending time in close contact with others often means risking catching germs and getting sick. But being sociable may also help transmit “good” microbes, finds a multi-institutional study of gut... Read full article »


Monday, December 14, 2015

Insomniacs take heart: Humans get by on significantly less sleep than our closest animal relatives. The secret, according to a new study, is that our sleep is more efficient. Researchers from Duke... Read full article »


Sunday, October 18, 2015

[Updated] The memorial service for Ernestine Friedl, an internationally known anthropologist and first female dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, will be held at 3 p.m.... Read full article »


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

An example of the game for testing whether the dog uses her nose or her memory to find a treat. Five hundred citizen scientists around the world have contributed data to a study of what... Read full article »