Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Direct-to-consumer neurotechnologies using EEG or tDCS are becoming increasingly popular, but some scientists are concerned about the lack of evidence for efficacy.
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?

Direct-to-consumer neurotechnologies using EEG or tDCS are becoming increasingly popular, but some scientists are concerned about the lack of evidence for efficacy.

Direct-to-consumer neurotechnologies using EEG or tDCS are becoming increasingly popular, but some scientists are concerned about the lack of evidence for efficacy.

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Image of the Day: Gut Response
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Immune functions in the mouse intestine differ by segment.
Image of the Day: Hybrid Cetacean
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The DNA of a whale shows its father was a beluga and its mother was a narwhal.
New Technique Maps RNAs in Cells Without a Microscope
New Technique Maps RNAs in Cells Without a Microscope
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Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
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Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 18, 2019
Dogs have stronger facial muscles compared to wolves, giving them the sad or “puppy dog eyes” look.
Image of the Day: Handheld Science
Image of the Day: Handheld Science
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 18, 2019
Researchers create a 3-D printed, portable centrifuge that can be affordably produced for science classrooms.
Image of the Day: Phantom Limbs
Image of the Day: Phantom Limbs
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 17, 2019
Researchers study how oxygen around an embryo helps shape the way feet and digits form in amphibians and chickens.
Image of the Day: Motile Swimmers
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Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
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Katarina Zimmer | Jun 7, 2019
Two research groups demonstrate that in Caenorhabditis elegans, behavioral traits can be passed down through the germline to future generations, even though they aren’t hard-wired.
Metabolism Hits a Ceiling in Athletic Endurance Feats
Metabolism Hits a Ceiling in Athletic Endurance Feats
Shawna Williams | Jun 5, 2019
In long-distance, physically taxing events, the amount of energy athletes can expend appears to peak at about 2.5 times their metabolic resting rate—a maximum likely dictated by how many calories they can digest.