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Chasing the biology underlying human intelligence

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[H]uman intelligence [has increased] over time. Proposed explanations for the phenomenon, now known as the Flynn effect, include increasing education, ...
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Can a skin patch thwart cocaine overdoses?

Scientist | 
There are nicotine patches to help quit smoking, and then there’s this: patches of actual skin, genetically engineered to produce ...
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What can we learn from bacteria that eat antibiotics for fuel?

Scientist | 
Some bacteria take antibiotic resistance a step further: they chow down on the very compounds designed to kill microbes and ...
Hatchery-raised vs wild-born coho salmon: Containment sites may alter epigenome, hurting survival in the wild

Hatchery-raised vs wild-born coho salmon: Containment sites may alter epigenome, hurting survival in the wild

Scientist | 
[Biologist Louis Bernatchez of Quebec’s Laval University] and his colleagues set out to search for evidence of a different kind of hatchery adaptation, ...
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Are brains of transgender people wired differently?

Scientist | 
In recent years, US society has seen a sea change in the perception of transgender people, with celebrities such as ...