mathematical model, neuroscience, genetics & genomics, evolution
Sleep on it
Megan Scudellari | Jun 23, 2011
Scientists invent a method to control the timing and duration of sleep in fruit flies and find that snoozing helps form long-term memories.
Behavior brief
Jef Akst | Jun 23, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research.
Criminal genes
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 22, 2011
Experts come together to revisit the controversial field of genetics and criminology.
UK scraps nationality DNA-testing
Tia Ghose | Jun 20, 2011
The UK’s immigration agency has abandoned a program to develop DNA and isotope testing to assess the nationality of asylum seekers.
Summit Science
Alison Snyder | Jun 20, 2011
Researchers seeking a link between vision problems and the dangerous physiological effects of hypoxia in mountain climbers are taking their work to new heights.
Head trauma in the funny pages
Richard P. Grant | Jun 17, 2011
Researchers are using real-world methods to study traumatic brain injuries in a comic book.
Bigger spores = badder infection
Jef Akst | Jun 17, 2011
Larger spores of a deadly fungal pathogen cause more virulent infections in mice.
Gould's bias
Megan Scudellari | Jun 16, 2011
A new study finds that Stephen J. Gould's criticisms of another scientist's data was misplaced, and the eminent biologist and historian succumbed to data bias himself.
Stress births neural stem cells
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 15, 2011
When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.
Our own 60 mutations
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2011
New estimates of human mutation suggest that each of us harbor approximately 60 novel genetic mutations.