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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.

24 Sep 2014

Harem-holding male primates fail to rise to the challenge

Royal Society Open Science

Today the Royal Society launches a new open access, objective peer reviewed journal, Royal Society Open Science. In one of the studies published in the new journal, scientists add complexity to an accepted hypothesis of how hormone levels change in competing males.

18 Sep 2014

Birth size correlates with relative risk of neuropsychiatric disorders

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

A study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today shows a correlation between birth size and relative risk for autism and schizophrenia.

10 Sep 2014

Baboons with friends live longer

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

A study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B reveals that wild female baboons with good social connections live longer than females that are less socially connected.

05 Sep 2014

Cockatoos teach each other to use tools

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

A study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows that cockatoos can not only manufacture and use their own tools but also teach other cockatoos to do the same.

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