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New AIDS Research Suggests that More People Are Cheating than the Surveys Show

Transmission rates through extra-couple relationships are much higher than previous estimates indicate.

Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction, Report Researchers

Social isolation during a key period of adolescence increases vulnerability to addiction as well as the difficulty of extinguishing it.

Foraging Bees and the Perils of Pavement

Paved areas inhibit bee movement and impact pollination.
Alcoholic Fly Larvae Need Fix for Learning

Alcoholic Fly Larvae Need Fix for Learning

Fly larvae fed on alcohol-spiked food for a period of days grow dependent on those spirits for learning.

Should Teachers Be Allowed to Spank Students?

New studies shed light on the effectiveness of spanking.

A New Computer Game 'Bot' Acts Just Like a Real Person

Our bot is better than your bot — as well as your brain.
The Emerging Revolution in Game Theory

The Emerging Revolution in Game Theory

The discovery of a winning strategy for Prisoner's Dilemma is forcing game theorists to rethink their discipline.

Professor Wins Media Award for Popular Website about Relationships

Professor Wins Media Award for Popular Website about Relationships

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology honors Tim Loving's efforts to communicate relationship science to the public.

Artificially Intelligent Game Bots Pass the Turing Test on Turing's Centenary

Artificially Intelligent Game Bots Pass the Turing Test on Turing's Centenary

BotPrize winners were scored as more human-like than half their human competitors.

Tracing Bevo: Graduate Student Studies Ancestry of Texas Longhorns

Tracing Bevo: Graduate Student Studies Ancestry of Texas Longhorns

Evolution, ecology and behavior grad student Emily McTavish faces off with a Texas Longhorn.