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Lessons in Memory from a Champ
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2017
A four-time winner of the USA Memory Championship is helping scientists understand how the brain works.
Meet the Transgenic Silkworms That Are Spinning Out Spider Silk
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2017
Researchers explore genetic engineering to produce super-tough fibers.
Researchers Argue for Considering Lab Animals’ Perspective in Housing Decisions
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2017
Some researchers suggest that providing experimental animals with more-natural living conditions not only benefits the organisms, but the data they generate as well.
Bitter Taste Receptors in Uterus May One Day Help Prevent Premature Birth
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2017
Researchers suggest that the receptors can control early labor contractions.
Teaching Humans to Echolocate
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2017
By investigating the science behind “seeing” with sound, researchers hope to help blind individuals independently navigate the world.
How Microbes May Influence Our Behavior
Amy Lewis | Sep 1, 2017
Researchers are piecing together the links between the gut microbiome and mental health.
A Prosthetic Advantage?
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are analyzing how factors such as the length and stiffness of artificial limbs affect performance in athletes with amputations.
A Bacteria-Laden Shirt That Ventilates in Response to Sweat
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2017
Exposure to the body’s humidity causes a film of the microbes to change shape, opening flaps in the garment to allow for increased airflow.
Bees Live the City Life in Detroit
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2017
Important pollinators under threat from habitat destruction, bumblebees may find refuge on vacant land throughout Michigan’s largest metropolis.
From Mass Death, Life
Steve Graff | Aug 15, 2017
When thousands of animals die during mass migrations, ecosystems accommodate the corpses and new cycles are set in motion.