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The Science of Sherlock Holmes

The Science of Sherlock Holmes

In this video biologist Jim Bryant and psychologist Sam Gosling explore the science, and pseudo-science, of Sherlock Holmes.

Four Faculty Members Named Fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Faculty chosen for their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.

Ask Dr. Loving: We Broke Up, But Does He Still Like Me?

Dr. Tim Loving responds to a question about whether it's a good idea for "Conflicted" to keep hanging out with her ex.

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Lactating Moms More Aggressive, Explains Tim Loving

Lactating Moms More Aggressive, Explains Tim Loving

Human ecology professor Tim Loving blogs about maternal aggression.
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Bringing Home the Bacon. And Cooking It.

Bringing Home the Bacon. And Cooking It.

A number of heories attempt to explain why married women tend to do more housework than their husbands (note: none of them are called the “Men Are Lazy Theory”).

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Giant Claw Helps Fiddler Crabs Stay Cool in More Ways Than One

Giant Claw Helps Fiddler Crabs Stay Cool in More Ways Than One

A male fiddler crab's oversized claw not only looks cool to the ladies, but new research suggests it literally helps crabs to stay cool.

Middle-Aged Mothers and Fathers Only As Happy As Their Least Happy Grown Child, Research Shows

Middle-Aged Mothers and Fathers Only As Happy As Their Least Happy Grown Child, Research Shows

Parents’ emotional well-being and life satisfaction remain linked to their children’s successes and problems — particularly their least-happy offspring.

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Females Can Place Limits on Evolution of Attractive Features in Males, Research Shows

Females Can Place Limits on Evolution of Attractive Features in Males, Research Shows

How melodious or handsome males become over evolutionary time can be limited by the cognitive abilities of females.
Border Fences Pose Threats to Wildlife on U.S.-Mexico Border, Study Shows

Border Fences Pose Threats to Wildlife on U.S.-Mexico Border, Study Shows

Current and proposed border fences pose significant threats to wildlife populations, with those animals living in border regions along the Texas Gulf and California coasts showing some of the greatest vulnerability.
Insight: May 2011

Insight: May 2011

In this issue of Insight, we explore diversity on campus, the science of spanking, the integration of technology into the classroom, and more.