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More papers correlate with top-cited research for more-established academics, but not newly minted professors, according to a study.  

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Circadian-Controlled Thirst


Scientists determine how the brain’s central clock regulates drinking prior to sleep in rodents.

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Behavior Brief


A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

A plasmid-based vaccine against the virus is immunogenic in mice and protects Rhesus macaques against infection, researchers report.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Researchers report conflicting results.

Scientists in Mexico achieved the infant’s conception using mitochondrial replacement therapy. 

An agency scientist who accused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of suppressing disagreements over the accuracy of a diagnostic test obtains whistleblower protection.

Researchers identify aspects of the patient, the virus, and the infection itself that influence whether a person with HIV will produce broadly neutralizing antibodies.

Current Issue

September 2016

Issue Cover: Beyond The Basic Five

Knowing where our bodies are in space is critical for the control of our movements and for our sense of self.

From detecting gravity and the Earth’s magnetic field to feeling heat and the movement of water around them, animals can do more than just see, smell, touch, taste, and hear.

Odor, taste, and light receptors are present in many different parts of the body, and they have surprisingly diverse functions.

Forget what you learned about humans having five senses. That goes double for non-human animals.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Animals have receptors for feeling gravity, fluid flow, heat, and electric and magnetic fields.

Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel talks about how our brains perceive and understand works of art.

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