Notebook

Most Recent

image: Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet Tall

Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet Tall

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2017

A plant breeder succeeds in growing a huge maize plant thanks to a known mutation and a few environmental tricks.

3 Comments

Human visitors to camera traps display, well, human behavior.

0 Comments

image: Music Tailored to Animals’ Tastes

Music Tailored to Animals’ Tastes

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2017

The evidence is equivocal on whether animals dig human songs, so scientists set out to make music that mimics their soundscapes.

1 Comment

image: Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?

Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?

By Diana Kwon | March 1, 2017

Studies of remote Amazonian villages reveal how culture influences our musical preferences.

1 Comment

Music sounds very different to cochlear implant users. Researchers are trying to improve the experience.

0 Comments

Researchers investigate the unusual association of musical sounds with tastes or colors through the lens of another perceptual quirk.

0 Comments

Researchers solve the mystery of 15-year-old mutant ferns with disrupted sex determination.

0 Comments

image: Can Plants Learn to Associate Stimuli with Reward?

Can Plants Learn to Associate Stimuli with Reward?

By Ben Andrew Henry | February 1, 2017

A group of pea plants has displayed a sensitivity to environmental cues that resembles associative learning in animals.

5 Comments

image: Pitcher Plant Enzymes Digest Gluten in Mouse Model

Pitcher Plant Enzymes Digest Gluten in Mouse Model

By Jenny Rood | February 1, 2017

A newly discovered protease could break down grain proteins that trigger celiac disease.

0 Comments

The plant Lophophytum pilfers mitochondrial genes from the species it parasitizes.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From Cancer
  2. Nobel Prize–Winning Biologist Dies
  3. Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
  4. CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
AAAS