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The Refined, Fine-Tuned Placental Mammal Family Tree

The 'Novacek tree' - an influential view of placental phylogeny from 1992. Our understanding of phylogeny – the shape of the tree of life – is constantly evolving, and it’ll continue to evolve as long as new data keeps coming in and so long as we continue to generate hypotheses based on this data...

July 14, 2015 — Darren Naish

The Long-Lasting Effects of Nazi Indoctrination

Is it possible to change public opinions, attitudes, and beliefs, through schooling, advertisement, or any other means? A study published two weeks ago in PNAS shows that Nazi indoctrination of antisemitic attitudes in Germany was extremely effective...

July 12, 2015 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Battling the Burnout Monster

It happens to everyone, supposedly. You're being productive. You're working hard. You feel like you're moving forward, but it feels laborious, like you're going upstream. And then, suddenly (or not so suddenly), you run out of steam, hit a wall, fall on your ass...

July 10, 2015 — Katie McKissick

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