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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.
UT^2 Game Bot Judged More Human Than Human

UT^2 Game Bot Judged More Human Than Human

The UT^2 game bot has won the Humanlike Bot Competition at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence.
Research on Singing Mouse Seeks to Understand the Language Gene

Research on Singing Mouse Seeks to Understand the Language Gene

Steven Phelps studies singing mice to gain insights into the genes that contribute to the unique singing behavior—information that could help scientists understand and identify genes that affect language in humans.

Columbia Dispatch: Advice Can Save Vacation from Ruin

Russ Poldrack interviewed about the right and wrong way to vacation.
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