Meet the Scientists Still in the Running for Congressional Seats
Meet the Scientists Still in the Running for Congressional Seats
After a surge of political enthusiasm among the scientific community since 2016, only a small fraction of candidates with science and engineering backgrounds made it through primary elections this year.  
Meet the Scientists Still in the Running for Congressional Seats
Meet the Scientists Still in the Running for Congressional Seats

After a surge of political enthusiasm among the scientific community since 2016, only a small fraction of candidates with science and engineering backgrounds made it through primary elections this year.  

After a surge of political enthusiasm among the scientific community since 2016, only a small fraction of candidates with science and engineering backgrounds made it through primary elections this year.  

STEM, evolution, neuroscience
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2018
A newly described amphibian has such a small range in southern Brazil that it’s already critically endangered.
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 18, 2018
Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex was the best correlate of weight loss in a study of people on a restricted-calorie diet.
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2018
A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.
More Autism Genes Identified
More Autism Genes Identified
Ashley Yeager | Oct 17, 2018
Researchers parse genes linked with intellectual disability and autism from those tied to autism alone.
Book Excerpt from <em>Adventures in Memory</em>
Book Excerpt from Adventures in Memory
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 16, 2018
In Chapter 6, “The Elephant’s Graveyard,” authors Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby discuss groundbreaking research into the psychology of forgetting.
Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2018
Animals’ tails swat away insects using both wind and whack.
GABA Receptors Are Normal in People with Autism
GABA Receptors Are Normal in People with Autism
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 14, 2018
Contrary to prior evidence, a study finds receptor density is the same among people without and without the disorder, although GABA signaling still appears to be impaired.
Image of Day: Retinas from Scratch
Image of Day: Retinas from Scratch
Ashley Yeager | Oct 12, 2018
Human eye organoids could help scientists develop therapies for colorblindness.
When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
Ruth Williams | Oct 10, 2018
In a condition called mechanical allodynia, when everyday activities exact misery, the same neurons that ordinarily transmit normal touch are involved in feelings of pain.