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Stories by Jordana Cepelewicz

Why Nature Prefers Couples, Even for Yeast

Some species have the equivalent of many more than two sexes, but most do not. A new model suggests the reason depends on how often they mate

July 20, 2018 — Jordana Cepelewicz and Quanta Magazine

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Brain structure in emotion-regulation areas—and possibly the risk of mood disorders—is inherited down the female line

May 10, 2016 — Jordana Cepelewicz

Bird Combines Calls in Specific Order

The Japanese great tit combines two calls in a specific order and does not respond to a recording of the calls combined in reverse order, apparently demonstrating compositional syntax.

April 4, 2016 — Jordana Cepelewicz

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial