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Losing Key DNA Made Us Modern Humans
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Losing Key DNA Made Us Modern Humans

Loss of some DNA during evolution may have helped create big brains and our male–female relationships 

3 hours ago — Philip L. Reno

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Scientists and Science Supporters Marched--Now What?

Thousands congregated in the nation's capital and other cities in the U.S. and around the world to support scientific research and protest Trump administration–proposed budget cuts. Scientific American spoke with researchers, students and fact-loving activists at the New York City and D.C. marches.

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Why One Researcher Marched for Science

60-Second Science - April 22, 2017 - By Steve Mirsky02:09

Healthy Behavior Can Spread Like Illness

60-Second Science - April 20, 2017 - By Christopher Intagliata02:25

Climate 420 Million Years Ago Poised for Comeback

60-Second Science - April 19, 2017 - By Julia Rosen02:46

Dogging It: Turning Wild Foxes into Man's Second-Best Friend

Science Talk - April 18, 2017 - By Lee Dugatkin and Steve Mirsky32:49