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Callitrichids, like these common marmosets, usually give birth to two infants. The father and the other group members help the female rear her young. CREDIT Judith Burkart

Fathers aid development of larger brains

Does a larger brain imply greater intelligence? This is a key question for those studying brain evolution. The bigger an animal's brain, the greater its...
Negative emotions can reduce our capacity to trust

Negative emotions can reduce our capacity to trust

Negativity is a tendency to be downbeat, disagreeable, and skeptical. It's a pessimistic attitude that always expects the worst. Undoubtedly negative emotions affect how...
Snapshots of the 120 million particle simulation of two merging dwarf galaxies, which each contain a blackhole, between 6 and 7.5 billion years. (Image: Thomas Tamfal/UZH)

Illuminating the dark matter with gravitational waves

Using Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), a team of astronomers at the University of Zurich have observed gravitational waves emitted by black holes. These shock...
Speakers often slow down their speech to nouns. (Istock.com/crispiycon)

Nouns slow down our speech

When we talk, we unknowingly articulate a few words more gradually than others, and some of the time we make a brief pause or...
0.5 Percent of the population suffer from severe psychological trauma, found scientists

0.5 Percent of the population suffer from severe psychological trauma, found scientists

Trauma-related disorders were beforehand grouped under one single finding – post-traumatic stress disorder. Presently, an UZH psychopathologist has appeared out of the blue how...
The adenovirus (left) camouflages itself from the immune system thanks to its protective coat (right).

Redesigning an Adenovirus for Cancer Therapy

Infections have their own hereditary material and can taint human cells in a certain way. They will then duplicate as coordinated by their own...

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