global warming, genetics & genomics, neuroscience
Karl Deisseroth Takes Home Science’s Most Valuable Award
Karl Deisseroth Takes Home Science’s Most Valuable Award
Jef Akst | May 31, 2017
The Stanford University psychiatrist and neuroscientist known for his contributions to optogenetics and tissue clearing is awarded €4 million by the Fresenius Research Prize.
Warming to Blame for Coral Bleaching in Hawaii
Warming to Blame for Coral Bleaching in Hawaii
Kerry Grens | May 30, 2017
Nearly half of the corals in a nature preserve off Oahu bleached in recent years, according to a study.
Binge-Eating Neurons Identified
Binge-Eating Neurons Identified
Jef Akst | May 26, 2017
Inducing activity in the zona incerta region of the brain prompts mice to gorge themselves.
Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics
Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics
Jef Akst | May 25, 2017
DNA sequencing reveals that the virus responsible for the recent outbreak in the Americas originated in Brazil in 2014 and circulated undetected for months before the first cases were reported.
Smarty Genes
Smarty Genes
Ashley P. Taylor | May 23, 2017
Scientists have identified 40 new genes linked to human intelligence.
Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel
Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2017
Rare genetic variants could blunt efforts to destroy pest populations. 
Antarctica Is Turning Green
Antarctica Is Turning Green
Aggie Mika | May 22, 2017
As the climate warms, moss growth dramatically spreads on the continent’s peninsula. 
A Coral to Outlast Climate Change
A Coral to Outlast Climate Change
Ashley P. Taylor | May 18, 2017
Stylophora pistillata, a reef coral in the Northern Red Sea, thrived in simulated global-warming conditions.
Image of the Day: Missing Pieces
Image of the Day: Missing Pieces
The Scientist Staff | May 12, 2017
Researchers made a 3-D reconstruction of one of neurobiology's most famous brains—that of Henry Gustav Molaison (HM).
The RNA Age: A Primer
The RNA Age: A Primer
Ruth Williams | May 11, 2017
Our guide to all known forms of RNA, from cis-NAT to vault RNA and everything in between.