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‘Veil of ignorance’ can benefit social animals

A lack of information about kinship ties can favor cooperation and prevent conflict among animals—and even among genes.<p>The basic idea of natural …

Biology

A Gift-Wrapped Edible Present Equals Longer Sex (For Spiders)

He who comes bearing gifts spends more time with the ladies, at least in the world of spiders.<p>Aroused arachnids who remember to bring a “nuptial gift” — not just any gift, but an edible one, all nice and wrapped up in silk — get to mate longer with females. Literally, their copulation lasts 10 …

Meet The Sourpuss Gene

A genetic variant predisposes people to perceive events more negatively than others.<p>The inability to look on the bright side might have a genetic basis. A new study from the University of British Columbia has found a genetic variant might make the negative more salient than the positive for its …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

A Beautiful Collection of Insects

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program is program run by biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey in Maryland. Part of their work is to develop identification tools and keys for native bee species by creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects …

Rare footage of isolated Amazon tribe released

A newly released video captures images of the Kawahiva tribe, indigenous people living in Brazil's Amazon jungle thought to have had very little contact with the outside world.<p>The video shows several members of the Kawahiva tribe walking through dense foliage. Naked men can be seen holding bows and …

Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

The Dark Side Of The Love Hormone Oxytocin

New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.<p>Oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone released by physical contact with another person, orgasm and childbirth (potentially encouraging monogamy), might have a darker side. The love drug also plays an important role in …