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A primatologist discovers the social factors responsible for maternal infanticide

Chicago’s nineteenth ward reeked of overripe fruit and kerosene the day Mary Stastch killed her baby. According to the Chicago Tribune on July 29, 1911, the unemployed single mother and recent immigrant from Austria left Cook County Hospital earlier that week and "wandered about Chicago for two days with the baby in her arms, looking for work." But with the growing labor crisis leaving nearly 250,000 people jobless her search would have been difficult even without a newborn in tow...

November 22, 2010 — Eric Michael Johnson

Baby Elephant, Age -19 Months

This amazingly clear 3D ultrasound image of an elephant fetus was taken just three months into its 22-month-long gestation period. The little guy, now named George, was born nineteen months later at ZSL’s Whipsnade Zoo...

November 16, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Donors Choose Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Donors Choose Science Bloggers for Students campaign. Twenty-two readers from this humble blog donated a total of $524, affecting a total of 904 students!...

November 16, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

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