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These birds prove you don't need a big brain for a complex social life

Birds can form complex, multilevel societies, a new study finds, a feat previously known only in humans and certain other big-brained mammals, including some of our fellow primates as well as elephants, dolphins and giraffes. This challenges the idea that…

Photosynthesis seen in a new light by rapid X-ray pulses

(Arizona State University) In a new study, led by Petra Fromme and Nadia Zatsepin at the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery, the School of Molecular Sciences and the Department of Physics at ASU, researchers investigated the structure of Photosystem I (PSI) with ultrashort X-ray pulses at the European X-ray Free Electron Laser (EuXFEL), located in Hamburg, Germany.

Hurricanes affecting Puerto Rico reveal the serious crisis the country is experiencing

(Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona) An article led by Joan Benach, a researcher with the Department of Political and Social Sciences at UPF, published in the journal ‘Social Science & Medicine’, shows how the underlying causes of the crisis in Puerto Rico stem from colonialism and the lack of political sovereignty.

Early dispersal for quadrupedal cetaceans: amphibious whale from middle Eocene

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Lead author, Olivier Lambert, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Bruxelles, Belgium, presented the team’s findings at this year’s annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology held this year in Brisbane, Australia.