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Which Side are You On?

9 out of 10 people, all over the world, are right-handed. True ambidexterity occurs in less than 1% of the population. Why does the world skew to the right? Scientists still don't know.

Things like nipples and nostrils come in pairs on the outside of our bodies, but it...
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Something Surprising About Lefties

...something you wouldn't guess: they're SHY - Something we wouldn't have guessed: people who are left-handed are more shy and easily embarrassed than the rest of us.

In recent research, more lefties than righties said "yes" to statements like, "I worry about making mistakes."

But that doesn't mean that lefties...

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What Makes Some People Lefties?

Scientists are fascinated by left-handedness. They know that being a lefty is genetic, so there?s no use trying to change. Scientists have discovered a gene which seems to make it more likely that you'll among the 11% of people who are lefties.

In LiveScience.com, Andrea Thompson reports that lefties currently make up about 11% percent...

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Left & Right

Anne Strieber, (who is right-handed) was told by her neurologist that being left-handed is a higher stage of human evolution, because lefties use their ENTIRE brains to do everything, not just the opposite sides from righties, as they once thought. But sometimes, the right hand really may not know what the left hand is doing.

Scientists...

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Lefty From the Start

It's no use trying to change?new research shows you wereleft-handed when you were a 10-week-old fetus in yourmother's womb.

Laura Spinney writes in New Scientist that the hand youfavor as a fetus is the hand you'll favor for the rest ofyour life. Peter Hepper studied ultrasound scans of 1,000fetuses and found that nine out of 10 of them...

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Right Handed or Right Flippered?

People aren't the only ones who are left or right handed. Walruses, for instance, prefer to use their right flipper to search for clams, and the bones in their right limbs are longer than the ones in their left. Handedness has even been found in crows that use the right side of their beaks to make tools to catch insects. Humpback whales use...

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