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Logically Illogical

By | January 1, 2016

The most bizarre behaviors often make perfect sense in the minds of the mentally ill.

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Embracing the Unknown

By | November 1, 2015

Researchers are showing that ambiguity can be essential to brain development.

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Book Excerpt from The Brain Electric

By | October 1, 2015

Author Malcolm Gay explores the science underlying headline-making research into neural prosthetics.

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Brain New World

By | October 1, 2015

The melding of mind and machine uncovers mysteries harbored in the brain.

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Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge

By | August 1, 2015

In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.

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Book Excerpt from p53

By | April 1, 2015

In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.

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Setbacks and Great Leaps

By | April 1, 2015

The tale of p53, a widely studied tumor suppressor gene, illustrates the inventiveness of researchers who turn mishaps into discoveries.

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Aristotelian Biology

By | September 1, 2014

The ancient Greek philosopher was the first scientist.

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Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs

By | August 1, 2014

In praise of weird science at the edge of life

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Future Minded

By | April 1, 2014

Imagine consciousness traveling at the speed of light.

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