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Gunfight Tip: Faster to Draw Second

A study in the Proceedings of the Royal Society finds that reacting to a movement, such as being drawn on in a gunfight, is faster than initiating the movement. Steve Mirsky reports

February 3, 2010

Bees Can Recognize Human Faces

A report in the Journal of Experimental Biology finds that bees can be trained to recognize human faces. Their bee brains could inform computerized efforts at facial recognition. Cynthia Graber reports

February 1, 2010

Do All Animals Sound the Same?

In a study in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, researchers adjusted animals' sounds for body size and metabolic rate, and found a surprising similarity of normalized calls throughout the animal kingdom. Karen Hopkin reports

January 14, 2010

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial