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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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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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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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Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung

By Tracy Vence | May 25, 2016

Researchers assess some of the downstream effects of treating livestock with a broad-spectrum antibiotic.

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A Congressional investigation indicates that the National Football League may have sought to steer millions of dollars in National Institutes of Health funding away from one of its critics.

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Population Ecologist Dies

By Jef Akst | May 18, 2016

Ilkka Hanski of the University of Helsinki has passed away at age 63.

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Genome Digest

By Catherine Offord | May 17, 2016

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes  

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