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Tiny, Tree-Dwelling Primate Called Tarsier Sends and Receives Ultrasonic Calls

Let's be honest: tarsiers look odd. Among the smallest of all primates, most species of tarsier would fit easily in the palm of your hand. They have long, slender, largely hairless tails and elongated fingers with knobby knuckles and mushroom-cap finger pads.To fully confront the tarsier's bizarre anatomy, you must stare it in the face...

February 8, 2012 — Ferris Jabr

This is your brain on psilocybin...

...and this is a paper which is not quite what it's cracked up to be. Because while it does, indeed, have great pictures of your brain on drugs, it doesn't really go any further than that...

February 8, 2012 — Scicurious

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - fake fossils, science fashion, snakes, sticky bacteria, spider photography, parades, and more.

- S.E. Gould - Sticky bacteria and the benefits of staying still - David Bressan - Frauds, Fakes and Fossils - Joanne Manaster - Making Scientists Seem Human–Through Film! - Christie Wilcox - This is what a scientist looks like. - Alex Wild - How Photography Transformed Spider Science - Darren Naish - Love for Mastigodryas, Tomodon, Sordellina and all their buddies: you know it’s right - Christina Agapakis - Self Defense - Krystal D'Costa - Parades - Public Festivals, Public Spectacles - Kalliopi Monoyios - Too Clean?...

STAFFFebruary 7, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Neuronal transplants for treatment of obesity

There are many different factors which go into whether animals (or humans) develop obesity and diabetes. Different sensitivity to different chemicals, in different areas of the body and brain, can cause major differences in feeding behavior, body weight, fat, and insulin sensitivity...

February 6, 2012 — Scicurious

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