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The Seat of Memory

By | September 1, 2011

Early on, researchers had learned that the hippocampus was the structure in the brain where long-term memories were created and stored, but it was not known whether the different cell types within this structure might be more or less susceptible to the aging process.


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Adapting to Climate Change

By | September 1, 2011

Indigenous populations are especially vulnerable to the effects of global climate change. A new research project aims to help them adapt.


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Capsule Reviews

By | September 1, 2011

Art + Science Now, Signs of Life, Perceptions of Promise, Green Light


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What Price Kindness?

By | September 1, 2011

Exposing the life and work of a visionary and troubled scientist opens a window onto the evolution of altruism.


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The Happiness of English

By | August 31, 2011

There are more positive words than negative ones in the written English language.


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Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities

By | August 29, 2011

In matriarchal societies where women receive equal education, there is no difference in spatial abilities between men and women.


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Climate Stirs Civil Conflict

By | August 26, 2011

Civil unrest is twice as likely during warm El Niño years.


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Bug Fest 2011

By | August 25, 2011

Earlier this month (August 13-14) thousands of children and bug-loving adults descended on the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where all manner of insect—dead, alive, and deep fried—were on display to be looked at, touched and, yes...eaten.


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Beetle Mania

By | August 25, 2011

Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences was crawling with bugs, and The Scientist went down to join in the fun.


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NIH Finalizes Conflict Rules

By | August 25, 2011

America's key federal biomedical research agency officially releases its new policy on conflicts of interest.


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