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28 Jan 2015

Starving honey bees lose self-control

Biology Letters

A study in the journal of the Royal Society Biology Letters has found that when they're starving honey bees lose their self-control and act impulsively, choosing small immediate rewards over waiting for larger rewards.

21 Jan 2015

Pumas in populated areas kill more and eat less

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Female pumas in areas with a high density of housing kill more deer but eat less of the carcasses than those in areas with little housing finds a study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

14 Jan 2015

Men are less promiscuous when women are scarce

Royal Society Open Science

A study in Royal Society Open Science this week finds that men are more promiscuous when there are many women and less promiscuous when women are scarce.

08 Jan 2015

Study links lifespan and solar activity

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

A study of births in Norway reports that people born when the sun was at its least active lived longer than those born during a time when the sun was at its most active.

14 Nov 2014

Study investigates how infectious viruses spread from bats to other animals

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

A study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today reveals how viruses like Ebola are transmitted from bats into humans.

29 Oct 2014

Google data could improve forecasting of influenza levels

Royal Society Open Science

A study published in Royal Society Open Science today reveals that data from Google searches could help improve estimates of the spread of infectious influenza.

23 Oct 2014

Wide, short faces could indicate aggression in men and women

Biology Letters

A study in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters this week shows that people with wide faces might be more prone to aggression than those with long faces.

16 Oct 2014

Study investigates how Mongolian fertility is linked to wealth

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

In Proceedings of the Royal Society B today a study of fertility in Mongolia suggests that wealthier women are choosing to have smaller families, showing a drive for status enhancement rather than reproduction.

08 Oct 2014

Giant herbivorous dinosaurs lived together by sharing plant food

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

A study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B finds that megaherbivore dinosaurs had specialised diets so they could share plant resources. This enabled several of the largest species to ever walk the Earth to co-exist on a limited supply of plants.

01 Oct 2014

Sounds we don't hear could still affect our ears

Royal Society Open Science

A study in Royal Society Open Science has revealed that even when we can’t hear them, loud low frequency sounds may be affecting our hearing.

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