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AU researcher’s animal studies create stir in science magazines

AUBURN – Research by an Auburn University doctoral student is drawing connections in science magazines to Kevin Bacon, the Hollywood actor whose name has become synonymous in the popular culture with social networks among celebrities.

However, Theo Manno, a doctoral candidate in biological sciences, has found three degrees of separation, on average, not six, among his subjects, none of which are the famous actor, and none of which are American or even human. Yet Manno’s research on free-ranging, wild Columbian ground squirrels in Alberta, Canada, found some parallels with human social activity.

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