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Macaques are social animals, whether in a group enclosure like this one at the Gelsenkircen zoo in western Germany, or in the wild. But many research monkeys are still housed in separate cages. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Push To House More Lab Monkeys In Pairs

Enhancing a research monkey's life by housing it with a pal often doesn't hurt the study, says a researcher who's done it. In her own experience, she says, "it actually helped to improve the science."

Macaques are social animals, whether in a group enclosure like this one at the Gelsenkircen zoo in western Germany, or in the wild. But many research monkeys are still housed in separate cages. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Push To House More Lab Monkeys In Pairs

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (middle) knelt on the sidelines during the national anthem to protest what he saw as the oppression of African-Americans in the United States. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-Green Beret And NFL Player On His Role In, Reaction To Anthem Protests

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a suit just three days after President Trump took office. The suit alleges he is violating the Constitution's ban on accepting foreign payments, or emoluments. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?

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Neal Siegel, who lives with his girlfriend, Beth Wargo, is one of six disabled Iowans suing the state over its privatized Medicaid program. Clay Masters/IPR hide caption

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Patients, Health Insurers Challenge Iowa's Effort To Privatize Medicaid

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Italian descendants perform the Tarantella, a dance that originates from a spider bite, in Curitiba, Brazil. Orlando Kissner/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Folk Music Festival That Started With A Spider Bite

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