“The Environment” Is Only 70 Years Old
“The Environment” Is Only 70 Years Old
A new book traces the surprisingly short history of the environment as a shared conceptual construct.
“The Environment” Is Only 70 Years Old
“The Environment” Is Only 70 Years Old

A new book traces the surprisingly short history of the environment as a shared conceptual construct.

A new book traces the surprisingly short history of the environment as a shared conceptual construct.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
“The Environment” Is Only 70 Years Old
“The Environment” Is Only 70 Years Old
Paul Warde, Libby Robin, Sverker S├Ârlin | Feb 1, 2019
A new book traces the surprisingly short history of the environment as a shared conceptual construct.
A Keen Sense of Smell Appears to Go Hand in Hand with Spatial Memory
A Keen Sense of Smell Appears to Go Hand in Hand with Spatial Memory
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2019
Authors of a small study say the two abilities likely evolved in tandem.
Rocking Improves Sleep, Boosts Memory
Rocking Improves Sleep, Boosts Memory
Catherine Offord | Jan 24, 2019
Sleeping on a rhythmically swaying surface helps synchronize sleep oscillations in the human brain, a study finds.
Protein Changes Detected in Blood Years Before Alzheimer’s Onset
Protein Changes Detected in Blood Years Before Alzheimer’s Onset
Jef Akst | Jan 21, 2019
The observation could pave the way for a blood test to predict disease progression in people with a genetic predisposition to developing the neurodegenerative disorder.
New Technique Captures Entire Fly Brain in 3D
New Technique Captures Entire Fly Brain in 3D
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 18, 2019
The method combines two approaches to reveal a high-resolution map of all 40 million synapses.
Communication in Brain May Be Remarkably Constant in Autism
Communication in Brain May Be Remarkably Constant in Autism
Rachel Zamzow | Jan 17, 2019
Two studies find that connectivity patterns remain stable over time in people with ASD, while in typical subjects they change.
Men React to Repeated Painful Experiences Differently than Women Do
Men React to Repeated Painful Experiences Differently than Women Do
Diana Kwon | Jan 14, 2019
Men’s pain tolerance decreases when exposed to a setting where they’ve previously had a painful experience.
Former Head of NIMH, Lewis Judd, Dies
Former Head of NIMH, Lewis Judd, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 14, 2019
The UCSD psychiatry researcher championed the concept of mental illness as a neurobiological condition and helped form the US government’s Decade of the Brain initiative.
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2019
Changes in gene expression also hint at how the brains of people with ASD develop differently from those of other people.