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Stress tests devised to reliably reveal personality in birds

Most dog and cat owners will happily describe their pet's disposition down to the smallest, human-like detail. But how much of that is over-reaching anthropomorphizing and how much is an individual animal's actual "personality" shining through?...

April 29, 2011 — Katherine Harmon

Inner Spark: Using Music to Study Creativity

Hearing specialist and sax player Charles J. Limb says that studying the brain during flights of improvisation may provide new understanding of creativity—as well as insight into the musical genius of John Coltrane...

April 28, 2011 — Alicia Anstead

Death of the birthers?

The birth certificate in all its long-form glory has been revealed to a panting public. And so even the most hardcore so-called birther will now acknowledge that Barack Obama is legally entitled to serve as President of the United States, right?...

April 27, 2011 — Steve Mirsky
Colors Out of Space

Colors Out of Space [Slide Show]

Colors can change with their surroundings and spread beyond the lines

April 21, 2011 — Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde
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