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Is it love or a chemical reaction? How rats become cat food

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Rats infected with the parasite Toxoplasma seem to lose their fear of cats – or at least cat urine. Now Stanford researchers have discovered that the brains of those infected, fearless male rats show activity in the region that normally triggers a mating response when they meet a female rat.

A feminist walks into a bar: Using humor for social change

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Despite the pervasive perception of feminists as humorless, there is a long tradition of feminist humor, says Shelley Fisher Fishkin, a professor of English and a 2011 faculty fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Humor, she says, can be serious business.

Soviet-era posters join exhibit at Art Institute of Chicago

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Top-notch Soviet artists and writers cranked out propaganda and boosted morale during World War II. Now their posters, some from the archives of the Hoover Institution, are on view for the first time in decades in an acclaimed exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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  • Road work on El Camino Real and Stanford Avenue: Northbound El Camino Real traffic will be able to turn left onto westbound Stanford Avenue until 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. daily, beginning the week of Aug. 22. Southbound El Camino Real traffic turning left onto eastbound Stanford Avenue will be closed through Sept. 19, 2011. Please follow detour signs. Visit the City of Palo Alto website for updates and more information.
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STEFAN MANNSFELD, staff scientist at SLAC, wins 2011 William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award . . .

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