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Tea, sharks, baboons, Chernobyl and more in this week’s BioBites!

A tea traditionally used in Africa may help control type-2 diabetes.

Network, network, network. It’s one of the best ways to be successful. Even if you’re a baboon.

How can plants manage to survive fallout from Chernobyl? Find out here!

You wouldn’t think a five-ton shark would be hard to find.

Nice guys don’t always finish last.

Intended to go running but didn’t quite make it? It doesn’t matter to your brain.

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Man’s best friend

Dogs may be a man’s best friend, but they still want fair treatment! Read about this, the revenge of the nerds, how your brain controls your weight and more in
this week’s BioBites!

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This Week’s BioBites: aliens, housepets and amoebas (oh my!)

This week brings news about life in the universe and a scientific basis for the placebo effect, amongst other things. Want to learn more?

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This Week’s BioBites: Stuffed with Thanksgiving goodness!

If you ate way too much Thanksgiving food, like I did, and you feel like you’re still lying around in a coma, you might be interested to know that the tryptophan actually ISN’T to blame. Want to know more?

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Brain Power = Longer Life?



Study up! Smart people have been shown to live longer.

I want more candy!
You’re lying, right?
My brain hurts!

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This Week’s BioBites: Why do birds sing? (And other mysteries of life…)

(CC) Gaetan LeeOne thing that fascinates many scientists is the question of behavior. Why do different species act the way that they do? And what about different individuals within species? Is it programmed in their genes? Is it programmed in their brains? Is it determined by their environment and social interactions? This week we report on some amazing behaviors from around the animal (and human) world… and more! Wonder what species can sleep with half their brain at a time? Want to know what species elects their leaders?

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This Week’s BioBites: Trick or treat!

In honor of Halloween, we hope you enjoy our goody bag of scientific treats, including a couple of pieces of advice for everyone’s favorite costumed holiday!

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