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This ‘hot mess’ bird links dinosaur and avian evolution

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Yes, birds are technically modern dinosaurs. But sometimes it’s tough to tell where the non-avian dino ends and the bird begins ...
Confusion over the origins of smallpox vaccine could leave us ‘vulnerable to a future outbreak’

Confusion over the origins of smallpox vaccine could leave us ‘vulnerable to a future outbreak’

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Not only is there the potential for smallpox (or at the very least, something very similar) to resurge, but unbeknownst ...
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Gut microbes could be the key to universal blood

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Blood transfusions must match the blood type of a donor to that of the recipient; otherwise, the recipient’s immune system ...

Preparing for motherhood: Do the father’s genes play a role?

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[A] father may have the ability to dictate a mother’s attentiveness to their offspring—before it’s even born. The paternal genes ...

Sperm carries more than just a father’s genetics

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Eat poorly, and your body will remember—and possibly pass the consequences onto your kids. In the past several years, mounting ...

Does your dog have what it takes to be a hero?

Smithsonian | 
[I]n the journal Learning and Behavior, scientists report that the dogs most likely to come to the aid of their owners are those ...

Thinking like mom: Fatherhood makes male brains more maternal

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The amount of time bat-eared fox fathers spend monitoring their young is an even bigger predictor of pup survival than maternal investment ...
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Pandemic prevention: Researchers find bats with new virus that could spread to humans

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To prevent the next pandemic, pinpoint it at the source. That’s the idea behind PREDICT, a global surveillance program that has ...