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Entomologists are fielding questions from people who believe they are under attack
A decades-long study finds men raised in close families have stronger attachments in old age
Japanese macaques at the receiving end of aggression tend to then take it out on a close associate or family member of the original aggressor.
New character Julia’s puppeteer and writer have family members on the autism spectrum
The ‘game of chicken’ which could be a serious problem for driverless cars
New science reveals why cities become more creative and efficient as they grow
How did an educated, elderly engineer wind up with a heroin habit?
Most of humanity now lives in a metropolis. That simple fact helps to fuel our continued success as a species
A meta-analysis found that being of low socioeconomic status was associated with almost as many years of lost life as was a sedentary lifestyle.
In a discussion with Scientific American editor in chief Mariette DiChristina, three noted experts on creativity, each with a very different perspective and background, reveal powerful ways to unleash your creative self
To limit kids' screen time, try unplugging yourself
If it’s unusual, maybe it’s not so bad?
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