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Men enjoy dirt-eating as much as pregnant women, Harvard study finds

Harvard scientists say that pica (the eating of non-food items) is far more prevalent in Madagascar than previously thought and men are partaking as often as pregnant women. In the new study, Harvard’s Christopher Golden and colleagues from Madagascar Health and Environmental Research surveyed 760 people in the northeastern corner of the island nation and […]

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When A Spotty Face Indicates A Healthy Partner




What ornithologists previously considered to be a male bird’s decorative plumage, has instead been found to have a far deeper significance in the case of the Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) bird. Female birds were known to pick their mate based on the size of a spot on the male’s forehead, but instead of merely being […]




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