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This is Your Brain on Art

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2016

Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel talks about how our brains perceive and understand works of art.

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In Chapter 13, “Why Is Reductionism Successful in Art?” author Eric Kandel explores what about abstract art challenges the human brain.

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How Art Can Inform Brain Science, and Vice Versa

By Eric Kandel | September 1, 2016

Reductionism may be the key to bridging the gap between the humanities and the sciences.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2016

Sensory discoveries, open-access publishing, and candidates on climate changes

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Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated

By Kerry Grens | August 31, 2016

A commercially available glioblastoma cell line appears to be from a different source than its stated origins.

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Mosquitoes Inherit Zika: Study

By Tracy Vence | August 30, 2016

The virus can be vertically transmitted by female Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus mosquitoes to their offspring, scientists show.

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Newly Discovered Virus Has Multi-Part Genome

By Bob Grant | August 26, 2016

A “multicomponent” virus isolated from mosquitoes infects in stages and reassembles once the pieces are inside the host.

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FDA: GM Mosquitoes Safe for Environment

By Kerry Grens | August 5, 2016

Other government authorities have yet to evaluate a proposal aimed at reducing populations of Zika-carrying insects in Florida.

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Book Excerpt from Seven Skeletons

By Lydia Pyne | August 1, 2016

In Chapter 1, “The Old Man of La Chapelle: The Patriarch of Paleo,” author Lydia Pyne explains the public's evolving conception of the first complete Neanderthal skeleton found and described by scientists.

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By ditching traditional agar-based media, two biochemists captured iconic images of Myxococcus in 1982.

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