The Water Bowl: Stressed Baby Monkeys Endure Lifelong Consequences

08/22/2011 at 12:00 PM EDT

Stressed Baby Monkeys Endure Lifelong Consequences
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A new study shows that baby monkeys who get separated from their mothers suffer from irreversible changes to their brains, making them anxious and anti-social throughout their lives. A different study shows a similar finding for humans. –BBC News

Single-cell organisms have been discovered fossilized in sandstone that is 3.4 billion years old. If the findings are validated, these microfossils could be the oldest known fossils on earth. –New York Times

In the 10 years since 9/11, the corps of dogs trained to detect explosives at airports and mass transit systems has grown from fewer than 200 teams to more than 800. The TSA would like to add another 200 teams to their ranks this year. –

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A West Virginia man says that one of his chickens laid an egg slightly bigger than a penny, and that it may be among the world's smallest chicken eggs. "If you want to know the truth, I can't put it into words," he said. –AP

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