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Rethinking the Rise of Mammals

By Bobby Bascomb | November 16, 2015

Mammals diversified 30 million years later than previously estimated, according to a new analysis of an ancient fossil.

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A Tiny Missing Link?

By Bob Grant | November 2, 2015

The common ancestor of all apes, including great apes and humans, may have been not-so-great in stature.

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Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2015

How the foods that make us fattest are not that different from heroin and cocaine

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Embracing the Unknown

By Jamie Holmes | November 1, 2015

Researchers are showing that ambiguity can be essential to brain development.

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Heady Stuff

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

New research on how fat influences brain neuronal activity

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Remote Mind Control

By Kelly Rae Chi | November 1, 2015

Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action

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Evolution of the Penis

By Kerry Grens | October 30, 2015

A phallus-less reptile goes through a developmental stage with external genitalia, suggesting a common origin for the organ among amniotes.

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Rewarding Companions

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | October 26, 2015

Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use. 

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Electrode-Free Electrophysiology

By Kerry Grens | October 22, 2015

Optogenetics has evolved beyond its neuron-stimulating capacities to an all-optical approach for both manipulating and recording cells.

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Speaking of Neuroscience

By Bob Grant | October 22, 2015

A selection of notable quotes from the Society for Neuroscience meeting

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