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Examining Sleep’s Roles in Memory and Learning

By Ashley P. Taylor | June 13, 2016

Autonomic nervous system activity during sleep may help explain variation in the extent to which the behavior aids memory consolidation, a study shows.

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Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence

By Tanya Lewis | June 9, 2016

Fish evolved to make their own light at least 27 times, according to a study.

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Fish Out of Water

By Bob Grant | June 7, 2016

A researcher documents electric eels jumping out of the water to shock potential threats, confirming a centuries-old anecdotal report of the behavior.

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A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.

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2016 Kavli Prize Winners

By Tanya Lewis | June 2, 2016

This year’s awards honor discoveries on brain plasticity and the development of atomic force microscopy.

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Book Excerpt from Wondrous Truths

By J.D. Trout | June 1, 2016

In Chapter 2 author J.D. Trout highlights the dividing line between truth and scientific “fact.”

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Meet An Artist With No Hands

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2016

The brain can compensate for missing body parts, allowing some people, such as Matthias Buchinger, to function at a very high level despite their disabilities.

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Start Making Sense

By J.D. Trout | June 1, 2016

Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.

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Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research

By Jenny Rood | June 1, 2016

Bird brains might tell us a lot about how human brains malfunction in diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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Pioneering Memory Researcher Dies

By Tanya Lewis | May 31, 2016

Suzanne Corkin, who studied the famous patient “H.M.,” has passed away at 79.

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