federal funding, neuroscience
Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018
Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions. 
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender
Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender
Shawna Williams | Feb 28, 2018
Brain studies have yielded a mixed picture of the neural similarities and differences between people of different genders.
Image of the Day: Inner Glow
Image of the Day: Inner Glow
The Scientist Staff | Feb 26, 2018
Researchers engineered a system for bioluminescent imaging that is as much as 1,000 times stronger than existing methods.
Image of the Day: Cuttlefish Camouflage
Image of the Day: Cuttlefish Camouflage
The Scientist Staff | Feb 16, 2018
The cephalopod’s unique ability to disguise itself relies on a single motor nerve exclusively dedicated to skin tension and papillary control.
Federal Science Funding Could Increase Under New Budget Deal
Federal Science Funding Could Increase Under New Budget Deal
Shawna Williams | Feb 12, 2018
Congress has increased discretionary spending caps, making it possible that the budgets of US science agencies will rise this fiscal year.
NSF Will Require Reporting of Sexual Harassment
NSF Will Require Reporting of Sexual Harassment
Jim Daley | Feb 9, 2018
The agency could demand institutions it funds to remove researchers who are found guilty of misconduct from NSF-supported projects.  
Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk
Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk
Ashley Yeager | Feb 9, 2018
Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children’s Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.
Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses
Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses
The Scientist Staff | Feb 9, 2018
Researchers outfitted praying mantises with miniature spectacles to investigate how they see the world. 
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
Catherine Offord | Feb 9, 2018
The federal budget, expected before the end of March, may substantially raise funding for research.