archaeology, disease & medicine, neuroscience
One Fish, Two Fish
One Fish, Two Fish
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2014
Despite a lack of vision, a blind cavefish can count. Sort of.
Guiding Light
Guiding Light
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
Retinal glial cells acting as optical fibers shuttle longer wavelengths of light to individual cones.
Sound and Light Show
Sound and Light Show
Tracy Vence | Oct 1, 2014
Sounds trigger a response in the visual cortex that predicts how accurately a person can identify a visual target.
An Eye for Detail
An Eye for Detail
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2014
Vision researcher John Dowling has spent a lifetime studying the neural architecture of the retina. He is closing his laboratory after 53 years, opting to extend these studies as a postdoc.
Joeanna Arthur: Charting a Path
Joeanna Arthur: Charting a Path
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2014
Project Scientist, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Age: 32
$300M Boost for BRAIN
$300M Boost for BRAIN
Tracy Vence | Sep 30, 2014
Mix of public, private, philanthropic, and academic investments will fund additional BRAIN Initiative-related projects.
Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists
Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists
Bob Grant | Sep 25, 2014
Using citation statistics, the firm forecasts which researchers are likely to take home science’s top honors this year.
Unconscious Effort
Unconscious Effort
Molly Sharlach | Sep 16, 2014
People can categorize words while asleep, a study shows.
Brain Genetics Paper Retracted
Brain Genetics Paper Retracted
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 4, 2014
A study that identified genes linked to communication between different areas of the brain has been retracted by its authors because of statistical flaws. 
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Tracy Vence | Sep 2, 2014
ZMapp effectively rescued macaques from Ebola in a small trial, but it could be several months before supplies of the drug meet the growing human demand for it.