ENCODE, neuroscience, ecology
Historical Hunts
Historical Hunts
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2016
See images from a century of fur trapping and hunting in the Amazon basin.
Cheetah Range Drops 90 Percent
Cheetah Range Drops 90 Percent
Kerry Grens | Dec 27, 2016
Estimating only 7,100 individuals remaining, researchers urge a reclassification of the species from vulnerable to endangered.
Opinion: A Tale of Two Hemispheres
Opinion: A Tale of Two Hemispheres
Laurence O’Dwyer | Dec 20, 2016
Studying savant-like behaviors in birds could help researchers better understand autism spectrum disorders.
Pregnancy May Remodel the Brain’s Social Cognition Regions
Pregnancy May Remodel the Brain’s Social Cognition Regions
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 20, 2016
Reductions in the volume of gray matter in specific regions appear to represent synaptic pruning, a new study suggests, that tunes a mother’s brain to childcare.
Retrieving Short-Term Memories
Retrieving Short-Term Memories
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2016
Neurons can continue to capture a short-term memory without continuous firing, researchers show.  
Birds Have Skills Previously Described as “Uniquely Human”
Birds Have Skills Previously Described as “Uniquely Human”
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2016
Scientists are enlisting the help of pigeons, parrots, crows, jays, and other species to disprove the notion that human cognitive abilities are beyond those of other animals.
Elephant Footprints Create Habitat for Tiny Aquatic Creatures
Elephant Footprints Create Habitat for Tiny Aquatic Creatures
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2016
Researchers discover diverse communities of invertebrates inhabiting the water-filled tracks of elephants in Uganda.
Speaking of Neuroscience
Speaking of Neuroscience
Jef Akst, Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 18, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting
Hot Topics at SfN
Hot Topics at SfN
The Scientist Staff | Nov 17, 2016
Researchers at this year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, California, discuss what they found most interesting.
Scientists Fingerprint the Brain
Scientists Fingerprint the Brain
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 17, 2016
The brain’s structural connections are unique to an individual, a new imaging technique reveals.