neuroscience, culture, ecology
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.
Gut Bugs to Brain: You’re Stuffed
Gut Bugs to Brain: You’re Stuffed
Kerry Grens | Nov 24, 2015
Bacteria in the intestine produce proteins that stop rodents from eating.
Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies
Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies
Kerry Grens | Nov 24, 2015
One large provider says the shortfall should clear up by early 2016.
Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom
Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom
Andreas Kuersten | Nov 23, 2015
Advances in neuroimaging have improved our understanding of the brain, but the resulting data do little to help judges and juries determine criminal culpability.
How Gastric Bypass Can Kill Sugar Cravings
How Gastric Bypass Can Kill Sugar Cravings
Ruth Williams | Nov 19, 2015
A type of bariatric surgery eliminates gut-to-brain signals that trigger sugar highs, a mouse study shows.  
Brain Fold Tied to Hallucinations
Brain Fold Tied to Hallucinations
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2015
A shorter crease in the medial prefrontal cortex is linked with a higher risk of schizophrenics experiencing hallucinations.
Following the Funding
Following the Funding
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2015
Researchers use network theory to estimate the importance of relationships among researchers and institutions in attracting grant money.
Heady Stuff
Heady Stuff
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
New research on how fat influences brain neuronal activity
Remote Mind Control
Remote Mind Control
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2015
Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action