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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD
Dog behavior has been shaped by millennia of contact with humans. So it shouldn't surprise us that they have personality traits similar but not identical to our own.
A remarkable study of the genomics and behavior of honeybees has revealed important insights into human behavior and metabolism.
Scientific experiments help elucidate the evolution of music from a meaningless jumble of sounds into a more coherent form of human communication.
The hairy penis occurs in chimpanzees and male mammals of other lower species. How it disappeared during the evolution of man is a fascinating story.
Belief in alternative facts is the hallmark of the post-factual world. It arises from our tribal nature and is very difficult to change.
Many people believe that a plant-based diet is good for you. But to really qualify for this designation, it must be supported by well-designed studies.
Political demagogues and peddlers of hate speech may not know the science of hate but they know precisely how to push the biologic buttons that can end in tragedy.
Food allergies are difficult to prevent except by strict avoidance. A new study of oral desensitization for peanut allergy offers hope for an alternative.
There are many reasons why there is so much confusion about healthy diets. They can be boiled down into 3 practical points.
The high cost of life-saving drugs: There's something profoundly wrong with charging whatever the traffic will bear when the alternative is certain death.
Exercise induces epigenetic changes that increase BDNF, a protein that keeps neurons healthy and improves cognitive function.
Studies show lies increase with repetition but only when the participant benefited. Self-interest is the thing that pushes people down that slippery slope.