cloning, neuroscience, culture
Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down
Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down
Susan Fitzpatrick | Aug 24, 2015
Academic research could be strengthened by thinking more and doing less.
Eyes Track Dream Scenes
Eyes Track Dream Scenes
Kerry Grens | Aug 13, 2015
In vivo recordings from humans reveal that brain activity related to seeing pictures correlates with eye movements during REM sleep.
Fruit-Fly Neurons in Action
Fruit-Fly Neurons in Action
Jef Akst | Aug 12, 2015
Researchers visualize the complete nervous system of a Drosophila melanogaster larva at nearly single-neuron resolution.
Chemical Cocktails Produce Neurons
Chemical Cocktails Produce Neurons
Kerry Grens | Aug 6, 2015
Two research groups have devised small-molecule recipes to directly transform fibroblasts into neurons.
Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations
Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | Aug 1, 2015
Does a delicately orchestrated balance between quantum and classical physics distinguish living from nonliving things?
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2015
Gods of the Morning, Hedonic Eating, A Beautiful Question, and Genomic Messages
Book Excerpt from <em>Life on the Edge</em>
Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge
Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | Aug 1, 2015
In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.
Cognitive Decline More Swift in Women
Cognitive Decline More Swift in Women
Kerry Grens | Jul 22, 2015
Mental agility in women deteriorates at twice the rate of that in men, according to a study of people with mild cognitive impairment.
Why Screams Scare Us
Why Screams Scare Us
Jef Akst | Jul 20, 2015
Analyzing the acoustical qualities of screams and other sounds, researchers pinpoint why people find screams—and emergency vehicle sirens—frightening.
Mini Brains Model Autism
Mini Brains Model Autism
Ruth Williams | Jul 16, 2015
Patient-derived organoids reveal autism spectrum disorder–associated anomalies.