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Activist group Friends of the Earth study reports farms 48 times more toxic than 25 years ago, blames neonicotinoids

Smithsonian | 
[T]he United States’ agricultural landscape is 48 times more toxic to insects than it was 25 years ago. Per a ...
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‘Super smeller’ woman boosts effort to create early diagnosis tool for Parkinson’s disease

Smithsonian | 
Long before Les Milne began exhibiting the telltale signs of Parkinson’s disease, his wife Joy—a so-called “super smeller” capable of detecting ...
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Why other primates can’t talk: It’s all in the brain

Smithsonian | 
Compared to humans, most primates produce a limited range of vocalizations: At one end of the spectrum, there’s the Calabar angwantibo, ...
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Nimble human fingers evolved to smash animal bones in search for marrow

Smithsonian | 
Scientists have long linked the evolution of the human hand—unique for its lengthy opposable thumbs and dexterous fingers—to the rise ...
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