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A Week in Science – 13 September 2013

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Media coverage of this week’s stories

Growling tiger, fleeing elephant – Article from University of California Davis

LADEE launches to study moon dust – Article from ABC News

E-cigarettes help reduce smoking – Article from Lifehacker

Study links testicle size to how men raise children – Article from ABC News

Tarantula Venom may be a useful pesticide – Article from

Szechuan pepper taps at nerve fibres – Article from Science News

Academic papers featured

Thuppil V et al., Wild Asian elephants distinguish aggressive tiger and leopard growls according to perceived danger, Biology Letters; 9(5); 2013

LADEE Mission webpage

Bullen C et al., Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation: a randomised
controlled trial
, The Lancet; 2013

Hardy MC et al., Isolation of an Orally Active Insecticidal Toxin from the Venom of an Australian Tarantula, PLoS One; 8(9); 2013

Mascaro J et al., Testicular volume is inversely correlated with nurturing-related brain activity in human fathers, PNAS; 2013

Hagura N et al., Food vibrations: Asian spice sets lips trembling, Proceedings of the Royal Society B; 7 (280); 2013

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