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Speaking of Science

By | August 1, 2014

August 2014's selection of notable quotes


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Zebrafish Brain in Action

By | July 28, 2014

Researchers use light-sheet microscopy to map central nervous system activity in zebrafish larvae.


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Human Brain Project Addresses Detractors

By | July 15, 2014

Officials behind the European brain mapping effort take preliminary steps to tackle concerns voiced about the project.


More than 250 European researchers sign a letter criticizing the European Commission’s $1.6 billion effort to create a computer simulation of the human brain.

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Magic Mushroom Dreams

By | July 3, 2014

A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.

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Laser-Guided Chastity

By | July 1, 2014

Scientists devise a precision-targeted system for training, tracking, and tweaking fruit fly social behavior.

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Let’s Talk About Sex

By | July 1, 2014

In lieu of a career in punk rock, James Pfaus opted to study the brain signals underlying sexual behavior and then see what happened when he manipulated them.


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Retracted, Republished, but Not Re-reviewed

By | June 30, 2014

A once-retracted study about the health effects of GMO maize was not peer reviewed before it was republished, as its lead author claimed.

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Running Mice Regain Vision

By | June 27, 2014

Exposure to visual stimuli while running restores vision to mice blind in one eye. 


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Retracted GMO Study Republished

By | June 24, 2014

A controversial study that found health problems in rats exposed to genetically engineered maize returns to the scientific literature.


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