genome, culture, neuroscience
Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Reveals Neuronal Diversity
Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Reveals Neuronal Diversity
Catherine Offord | Jun 23, 2016
Using a new approach to analyze the transcriptomes of thousands of individual cell nuclei in postmortem brains, researchers identify multiple neuronal subtypes.
Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory
Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory
Ruth Williams | Jun 23, 2016
Running releases an enzyme that is associated with memory function in mice and humans.
 
Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Bob Grant | Jun 21, 2016
Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.
Examining Sleep’s Roles in Memory and Learning
Examining Sleep’s Roles in Memory and Learning
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 13, 2016
Autonomic nervous system activity during sleep may help explain variation in the extent to which the behavior aids memory consolidation, a study shows.
Fish Out of Water
Fish Out of Water
Bob Grant | Jun 7, 2016
A researcher documents electric eels jumping out of the water to shock potential threats, confirming a centuries-old anecdotal report of the behavior.
2016 Kavli Prize Winners
2016 Kavli Prize Winners
Tanya Lewis | Jun 2, 2016
This year’s awards honor discoveries on brain plasticity and the development of atomic force microscopy.
Book Excerpt from <em>Wondrous Truths</em>
Book Excerpt from Wondrous Truths
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
In Chapter 2 author J.D. Trout highlights the dividing line between truth and scientific “fact.”
Start Making Sense
Start Making Sense
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2016
14-day-old embryos, prioritizing biodiversity, and more
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2016
Bird brains might tell us a lot about how human brains malfunction in diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.