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Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health

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eLife | The open-access journal for outstanding advances in life science and biomedicine, backed by the funders of research

eLife | The open-access journal for outstanding advances in life science and biomedicine, backed by the funders of research.  

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RDFRS: Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

“…senescence, as W.D. Hamilton wrote in 1966, ‘is an inevitable outcome of evolution.’ Except when it’s not.” via RDFRS: Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison.  

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Why it’s time for brain science to ditch the ‘Venus and Mars’ cliche | Science | The Observer

“Reports trumpeting basic differences between male and female brains are biological determinism at its most trivial.” via Why it’s time for brain science to ditch the ‘Venus and Mars’ cliche | Science | The Observer.  

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Crazy ants, the New York Times, and the failure of Americans to support basic research

“I don’t see the point of singling out the egghead scientists for being slow to identify Nylanderia fulva when the real trouble is bigger and structural. Americans simply don’t value basic research enough to support a system that rapidly pinpoints emerging … Continue reading

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The Secrets Inside Us – NYTimes.com

“When the news broke recently that a team of Belgian scientists had “discovered” a new body part — a ligament located just outside the knee — the first place my mind went was to Padua, Italy…” via The Secrets Inside … Continue reading

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What Is Wrong with Dissections? (Scientific American Blog Network)

“We seem to now teach anatomy in exactly the same way that it was being taught at the end of the dark ages. Specifically, students look at bodies of animals, but are not encouraged in any way to make real … Continue reading

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