August 1, 2011|
First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth
August 1, 2011
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2011 issue of The Scientist.
July 25, 2011|
Unlike human brains, chimpanzee brains don’t get smaller as they age, suggesting that pronounced neurological decline is a uniquely human byproduct of our oversized brains and extreme longevity.
July 22, 2011|
Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.
July 20, 2011|
To meet the agricultural demands of the growing population, appropriate technology transfer incentives are a must.
July 19, 2011|
German and Australian activists opposed to genetically modified foods ruined experimental test beds of maize, wheat, and potatoes.
July 13, 2011|
Eleanor Simpson, a neuroscientist at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses a recent Nature paper that probes dopamine's role in helping animals make positive associations to stimuli that herald pleasurable outcomes (such as the handing out of food).
July 13, 2011|
The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.
July 11, 2011|
Researchers find that an ingredient in common cough medicine improves multiple sclerosis symptoms in animal models.
July 8, 2011|
The Royal Society's annual science extravaganza packs some interesting stuff into 5 days of love and research.