e coli, neuroscience, ecology
A Not-So-Short Circuit?
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 1, 2011
As neuroscientists look to the future of their field, they are beginning to delve into more complex factors that define our emotions and intentions.
Early Warning Signs
Richard P. Grant | Oct 1, 2011
Editor’s choice in Ecology
Newly Discovered Species
Newly Discovered Species
N/A | Oct 1, 2011
Life on Earth is mind-bogglingly diverse with estimates of the number of existing species in the tens of millions. Over the last 4 billion years, many species have gone extinct; and because of the actions of humans, many existing species are now endangered.
Conserving Our Shared Heritage
Thomas E. Lovejoy | Oct 1, 2011
Reversing catastrophic threats to our planet’s biodiversity is not optional: our lives depend on it.
Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge
Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | Oct 1, 2011
In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.
Interview: Speaking of Memory
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 1, 2011
Considered a renegade by his peers, Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel used a simple model to probe the neural circuitry of memory.
Marauding Moths
Jessica P. Johnson | Oct 1, 2011
Dried plant specimens reveal the origin of an insect pest that has spread throughout Europe.
Kandel on Neuroscience
Kandel on Neuroscience
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 1, 2011
Eric Kandel, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his work on signal transduction in the nervous system, chats about the ever-changing field of neuroscience, funding, his students, and what he hopes science will accomplish.
Biodiversity
Thomas E. Lovejoy | Oct 1, 2011
Ecosystems are failing and extinction rates are soaring. Thomas E. Lovejoy and Edward O. Wilson weigh in on why cataloging existing species, discovering new ones, and maintaining a balanced and diverse global ecosystem are critical for ensuring a habitable environment for all.
Animal Electricity, circa 1781
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 28, 2011
How an Italian scientist doing Frankenstein-like experiments on dead frogs discovered that the body is powered by electrical impulses.