Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It

Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.

Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.

mosquitoes, neuroscience, evolution
Ibuprofen’s Effects Found in Offspring of Exposed Mosquitoes
Ibuprofen’s Effects Found in Offspring of Exposed Mosquitoes
Carolyn Wilke | Oct 1, 2018
Results of a study suggest that toxicologists should look further than exposed individuals for contaminant effects.
Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
One variant limited the brain’s ability to use glucose.
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 1, 2018
The Østby sisters, one a neuroscientist and the other a writer, explore the uncharted territory of memory in their new book.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2018

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2018 issue of The Scientist.

A Twice-Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
A Twice-Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 27, 2018
Controversy surrounding a mathematical model to explain the so-called “greater variability of males” hypothesis fells two versions of a paper—but critics of the work wish it were still published.
Study: Gene Drive Wipes Out Lab Mosquitoes
Study: Gene Drive Wipes Out Lab Mosquitoes
Ashley Yeager | Sep 24, 2018
No females were produced after eight generations, causing the population to collapse.
The Gut of Mice Communicates with the Brain Through the Vagus Nerve
The Gut of Mice Communicates with the Brain Through the Vagus Nerve
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 21, 2018
The researchers who made the discovery suggest the signaling may form a sixth sense.
Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans
Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans
Shawna Williams | Sep 21, 2018
Just as in people, the drug stimulates the animals to behave more socially.
Fossilized Lipids Confirm <em>Dickinsonia</em> as One of the Earliest Animals
Fossilized Lipids Confirm Dickinsonia as One of the Earliest Animals
Ruth Williams | Sep 20, 2018
An analysis of organic material from 500-million-year-old fossils upholds the theory that the mysterious creatures were early forms of animal life.