rna, culture, neuroscience, ecology
What Price Kindness?
Oren Harman | Sep 1, 2011
Exposing the life and work of a visionary and troubled scientist opens a window onto the evolution of altruism.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2011
Art + Science Now, Signs of Life, Perceptions of Promise, Green Light
Adapting to Climate Change
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2011
Indigenous populations are especially vulnerable to the effects of global climate change. A new research project aims to help them adapt.
Puncturing the Myth
Geoffrey Burnstock | Sep 1, 2011
Purinergic signaling, not mystical energy, may explain how acupuncture works.
Blood’s Role in the Aging Brain
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 31, 2011
A blood protein involved in allergy contributes to the decline in brain function and memory in aging mice.
The Happiness of English
Jef Akst | Aug 31, 2011
There are more positive words than negative ones in the written English language.
Soldiers' Amygdalae Show Scars
Kerry Grens | Aug 30, 2011
A year and a half after soldiers have returned from war, impairments in the regulatory circuitry of the amygdala remain.
Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities
Tia Ghose | Aug 29, 2011
In matriarchal societies where women receive equal education, there is no difference in spatial abilities between men and women.
Bird Braves Irene
Bob Grant | Aug 29, 2011
A shorebird flies into the teeth of the massive hurricane that hit the US East Coast…and lives to tell about it.
Climate Stirs Civil Conflict
Jef Akst | Aug 26, 2011
Civil unrest is twice as likely during warm El Niño years.