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A taste for sweet – an anthropologist explains the evolutionary origins...

Stephen Wooding, University of California, Merced The sweetness of sugar is one of life’s great pleasures. People’s love for sweet is so visceral, food...

What the great work from home experiment has taught us about...

Daniel Merino, The Conversation and Gemma Ware, The Conversation This is a transcript of episode 8 of The Conversation...

Ancient DNA is revealing the genetic landscape of people who first...

Melinda A. Yang, University of Richmond The very first human beings originally emerged in Africa before spreading across Eurasia about 60,000 years ago. After that,...

Brain scientists haven’t been able to find major differences between women’s...

Ari Berkowitz, University of Oklahoma People have searched for sex differences in human brains since at least the 19th century, when scientist Samuel George Morton...

Not all genes are necessary for survival – these species dropped...

Jessica M. Velez, University of Tennessee; Alison Gerken, Kansas State University, and Amey Redkar, Universidad de Córdoba Humans, the latest tally suggests, have approximately 21,000...

Sneaky lions in Zambia are moving across areas thought uninhabitable for...

Caitlin J. Curry, Texas A&M University Zambia, a country in southeast Africa, has approximately 1,200 lions, one of the largest lion populations on the...

Spider glue’s sticky secret revealed by new genetic research

Sarah Stellwagen, University of Maryland, Baltimore County What do all of the over 45,000 described spider species on Earth have in common? Each makes at...

Can Seabiscuit’s DNA explain his elite racing ability?

Steven Tammariello, Binghamton University, State University of New York Seabiscuit was not an impressive-looking horse. He was considered quite lazy, preferring to eat and sleep...

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How Arkansas is expanding Medicaid without actually expanding Medicaid

By Colleen M. Grogan, University of Chicago Upon the signing of the Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, the public was promised that all...