Are genes our destiny? – “Salk scientists discover ‘hidden’ code in DNA evolves more rapidly than genetic code” – epigenetics.
Why fathers are faithful: Becoming a dad causes a testosterone drop that makes men less likely to stray – “Scientists have discovered fatherhood can halve testosterone levels – and stop men from straying.” – the study was of filipino guys.
Serotonin levels affect the brain’s response to anger – “Research provides new insight into why some individuals may be more aggressive than others”
Earliest Known Use of Marine Resources by Neanderthals – neanderthals eating shellfish ca. 150,000 years ago.
Lesbian cops? – @the inductivist.
Moms who eat high-fat diet before, during pregnancy ‘program’ babies to be fat, at risk – “This is the first study to demonstrate that a long-term maternal high-fat diet results in the deposition, in utero, of excess body fat in the newborn.”
How dark chocolate ‘boosts fitness in the same way as jogging’ – YAAAAAAAAAAY! (oh. in mice. squeak?)
bonus: Scientists on trial: At fault? – “In 2009, an earthquake devastated the Italian city of L’Aquila and killed more than 300 people. Now, scientists are on trial for manslaughter.”
bonus bonus: The most surreal sunset in the universe – they’ve discovered
tatooine kepler 16b!
bonus bonus bonus: It’s All in the Head: Songbirds With Bigger Brains Have Benefited from the End of Communism – of course they have! via diversity is chaos.
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