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Sparks fly in National Science Week

Where do you inherit your hair colour from? What's inside your mobile phone? How does memory work? What would you look like if you had been born in the opposite sex? And, most bizarre of all, do chickens prefer beautiful humans?

Fighting talk

Scientists have discovered that chimpanzees have developed different ways of screaming during fighting. The findings, led by psychologists at the University of St Andrews, suggest that the subtle differences in vocalisations may have been developed to provide important clues for nearby allies.

Science fun for St Andrews

Budding scientists, active researchers and local community groups are invited to attend a brainstorming meeting aimed at communicating science to the general public.

The psychology of life

Psychologists at the University of St Andrews will open their doors this weekend (13th March 2004) as part of National Science Week.