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Elbow Room and New Jewelry

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Science  01 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5560, pp. 1630-1631
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5560.1630b

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BOSTON-- At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (publisher of Science), held here 14 to 19 February, researchers suggested that modern behaviors such as dolling up with jewelry may have originated from a need to communicate rather than a fundamental change in the human brain. Other presentations discussed a possible observation of Bose-Einstein condensation prior to the work that won last year's Nobel Prize in physics and a viral threat to newborns. More stories from the meeting can be found in last week's issue (see " Human Gene Count on the Rise " and " A Whale of a Chain Reaction ") and at and