Cerebral Inception
Cerebral Inception
Our brains have evolved to the point where we can build artificial brains that might help us understand our brains. Let that sink in.
Cerebral Inception
Cerebral Inception

Our brains have evolved to the point where we can build artificial brains that might help us understand our brains. Let that sink in.

Our brains have evolved to the point where we can build artificial brains that might help us understand our brains. Let that sink in.

culture, infectious disease, evolution, evolutionary biology
Cerebral Inception
Cerebral Inception
Bob Grant | May 1, 2019
Our brains have evolved to the point where we can build artificial brains that might help us understand our brains. Let that sink in.
Can Artificial Intelligence Make Scientific Discoveries?
Can Artificial Intelligence Make Scientific Discoveries?
Kartik Hosanagar | May 1, 2019
The author of a new book envisions a future when machines advance the research enterprise.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Spider’s Orange Colors Both Lure Prey and Frighten Predators
Spider’s Orange Colors Both Lure Prey and Frighten Predators
Jake Buehler | Apr 22, 2019
Spotted coin spider colors are a Swiss army knife of deception, bringing food closer, and keeping assailants at bay.
Tiny Knee Bone, Once Lost in Humans, Is Making a Comeback
Tiny Knee Bone, Once Lost in Humans, Is Making a Comeback
Jef Akst | Apr 19, 2019
The fabella disappeared from our lineage millions of years ago, but over the last century, its presence in people’s knees has become more common.
Image of the Day: Pretty Jellies
Image of the Day: Pretty Jellies
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 19, 2019
The genomes of jellyfish are compared with those of other Cnidarian species that don’t have a free-swimming stage.
Q&amp;A: What to Know About the Drug-Resistant Fungus, <em>Candida auris</em>
Q&A: What to Know About the Drug-Resistant Fungus, Candida auris
Emma Yasinski | Apr 18, 2019
Fungal researcher Christina Cuomo discusses the spread of infections plaguing hospitals across the world.
Image of the Day: New Apes
Image of the Day: New Apes
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 17, 2019
When compared to teeth from Homo erectus and orangutans, the remains from an ancient ape appear to belong to a new genus.
Why Chimpanzees Have Big Testes, and Mandrills Have Small Ones
Why Chimpanzees Have Big Testes, and Mandrills Have Small Ones
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 16, 2019
For primates, males’ fancier ornaments are linked with smaller testes, according to a new comparative study.
Animals in North Dakota Died from Chicxulub Asteroid in Mexico
Animals in North Dakota Died from Chicxulub Asteroid in Mexico
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 1, 2019
Fossils reveal the quick death of plants and animals from a massive surge of water after the impact 66 million years ago, which is thought to have spelled the demise of dinosaurs.