neuroscience, culture, ecology
Complications of Brain Manipulations
Complications of Brain Manipulations
Ruth Williams | Dec 9, 2015
The complex connectivities of mammalian and avian brains can confound the outcomes of transient neural manipulations, researchers show.
Owl Be Darned
Owl Be Darned
The Scientist Staff | Dec 4, 2015
Researchers studying city-dwelling birds are learning about which animals are more suited to urban life.
Self Correction
Self Correction
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2015
What to do when you realize your publication is fatally flawed
Urban Owl-Fitters
Urban Owl-Fitters
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2015
How birds with an innate propensity for living among humans are establishing populations in cities
A Rainforest Chorus
A Rainforest Chorus
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
Researchers measure the health of Papua New Guinea’s forests by analyzing the ecological soundscape.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2015
Welcome to the Microbiome, The Paradox of Evolution, Newton's Apple, and Dawn of the Neuron.
Jungle Field Trip
Jungle Field Trip
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015
Travel to remote rain forests in Papua New Guinea with researchers from The Nature Conservancy who are working with native people to characterize ecosystems there using sound.
BRCA1 Linked to Alzheimer’s
BRCA1 Linked to Alzheimer’s
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2015
The cancer-related protein BRCA1 is important for learning and memory in mice and is depleted in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, according to a study.
Spiders, Prey Leave DNA
Spiders, Prey Leave DNA
Bob Grant | Nov 30, 2015
A study of black widow spiders suggests that the arachnids leave traces of their own genetic material and DNA from prey in their sticky webs.
Cortical Census
Cortical Census
Ruth Williams | Nov 26, 2015
Scientists document the characteristics and connections of mouse neocortical neurons to establish the most detailed microcircuit map to date.