May 15, 2012|
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Covering the life sciences inside and out
April 30, 2012|
Research on an 18th and 19th century Finnish population suggests that agriculture and monogamy may not have stopped human evolution.
April 26, 2012|
A population of neurons in pigeon brains encodes direction, intensity, and polarity of the Earth’s magnetic field.
April 19, 2012|
Scientists show that manmade nucleic acids can replicate and evolve, ushering in a new era in synthetic biology.
April 18, 2012|
A new system decodes brain signals from the motor cortex of monkeys and translates them into basic arm movements, despite temporary paralysis.
April 12, 2012|
Baboons are able to distinguish printed English words from nonsense sequences of letters—the first step in the reading process.
April 10, 2012|
Social insect soldiers not only protect the colony from insect invasions; some also secrete strong antifungal compounds to kill microscopic enemies.
April 5, 2012|
The Dutch artist's sunflower paintings have attracted the attention of doctors and geneticists.
March 30, 2012|
Spectators experience some of the same brain impulses as the dancers they're watching.
March 29, 2012|
The human brain is an organized, 3D grid composed of elegant, ribbon-like fibers.