neuroscience, microbiology, culture
Dental Microbes Not All in the Family
Dental Microbes Not All in the Family
Tanya Lewis | Jun 20, 2016
Kids often acquire cavity-causing bacteria from non-family members, researchers report at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting.
Early-Life Microbiome
Early-Life Microbiome
Tracy Vence | Jun 16, 2016
Analyzing the gut microbiomes of children from birth through toddlerhood, researchers tie compositional changes to birth mode, infant diet, and antibiotic therapy.
Examining Sleep’s Roles in Memory and Learning
Examining Sleep’s Roles in Memory and Learning
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 13, 2016
Autonomic nervous system activity during sleep may help explain variation in the extent to which the behavior aids memory consolidation, a study shows.
Fish Out of Water
Fish Out of Water
Bob Grant | Jun 7, 2016
A researcher documents electric eels jumping out of the water to shock potential threats, confirming a centuries-old anecdotal report of the behavior.
2016 Kavli Prize Winners
2016 Kavli Prize Winners
Tanya Lewis | Jun 2, 2016
This year’s awards honor discoveries on brain plasticity and the development of atomic force microscopy.
Meet An Artist With No Hands
Meet An Artist With No Hands
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2016
The brain can compensate for missing body parts, allowing some people, such as Matthias Buchinger, to function at a very high level despite their disabilities.
Students Study Their Own Microbiomes
Students Study Their Own Microbiomes
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2016
Pooping into a petri dish is becoming standard practice as part of some college biology courses.
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2016
Beyond Biocentrism, The Sting of the Wild, The Birth of Anthropocene, and Ordinarily Well
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2016
Bird brains might tell us a lot about how human brains malfunction in diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2016
14-day-old embryos, prioritizing biodiversity, and more