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Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special
Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.
Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special

Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.

Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.

standards, genetics & genomics, neuroscience
Geneticist Francisco Ayala Quits After Sexual Harassment Accusations
Geneticist Francisco Ayala Quits After Sexual Harassment Accusations
Kerry Grens | Jul 2, 2018
The University of California, Irvine, which found him guilty of inappropriate behavior, will remove Ayala’s name from buildings and scholarships.
Image of the Day: Beating Heart
Image of the Day: Beating Heart
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 2, 2018
Scientists at the Allen Institute for Cell Science have developed an open-source stem cell line with fluorescent tags for cardiac cells.
Primer: Acoustics and Physiology of Human Speech
Primer: Acoustics and Physiology of Human Speech
Philip Lieberman | Jul 1, 2018
People have a unique anatomy that supports our ability to produce complex language.
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 29, 2018
When it comes to tool making, the birds learn differently than humans.
Young Brain Cells Silence Old Ones to Quash Anxiety
Young Brain Cells Silence Old Ones to Quash Anxiety
Ruth Williams | Jun 27, 2018
In adult mice, neurogenesis increases social confidence by suppressing the activity of mature neurons.
 Image of the Day: Throw the Switch
Image of the Day: Throw the Switch
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 27, 2018

A computer model of the eye can predict the consequences of altering the neural pathways of vision.

Artificial Intelligence to Boost Liquid Biopsies
Artificial Intelligence to Boost Liquid Biopsies
Claire Asher | Jun 26, 2018
Machine-learning algorithms tuned to detecting cancer DNA in the blood could pave the way for personalized cancer care.
Fruit Fly Geneticist Dan Lindsley Dies
Fruit Fly Geneticist Dan Lindsley Dies
Kerry Grens | Jun 26, 2018
A leader in the Drosophila community, the UCSD professor was well known for his so-called Red Book of fruit fly genetics.
Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients
Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients
Ashley Yeager | Jun 26, 2018
More than one-fifth of individuals treated with the genetically modified virus survived at least three years.