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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.

13 Aug 2014

Facial symmetry does not mean better childhood health

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

A study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B reveals that subtle asymmetries in the faces of British teenagers do not indicate poorer health in childhood.

06 Aug 2014

New dinosaur discovered in Venezuela

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Scientists describe Laquintasaura venezuelae, a new dinosaur discvovered in Venezuela and the first to be unearthed in northern South America.

31 Jul 2014

Finnish ancestors were milk-drinkers

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Analysis of food residues left in ancient crockery shows Finnish people were dairy-farming 4500 years ago.

23 Jul 2014

Herbivore drool defeats fungal defence

Biology Letters

A report in Biology Letters shows that the drool of herbivores might help defeat the toxic fungal defences of the plants they graze on.

16 Jul 2014

Nuptial gift-giving: The good, the bad, and the gory

Biology Letters

An opinion piece published in Biology Letters today delves into the weird world of nuptial gifts.

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