Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It

Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.

Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.

STEM, evolution, neuroscience
A Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
A Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 27, 2018
Controversy surrounding a mathematical model to explain the so-called “greater variability of males” hypothesis fells two versions of a paper—but critics of the work wish it were still published.
The Gut of Mice Communicates with the Brain Through the Vagus Nerve
The Gut of Mice Communicates with the Brain Through the Vagus Nerve
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 21, 2018
The researchers who made the discovery suggest the signaling may form a sixth sense.
Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans
Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans
Shawna Williams | Sep 21, 2018
Just as in people, the drug stimulates the animals to behave more socially.
Fossilized Lipids Confirm <em>Dickinsonia</em> as One of the Earliest Animals
Fossilized Lipids Confirm Dickinsonia as One of the Earliest Animals
Ruth Williams | Sep 20, 2018
An analysis of organic material from 500-million-year-old fossils upholds the theory that the mysterious creatures were early forms of animal life.
Image of the Day: This Little Piggy
Image of the Day: This Little Piggy
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 20, 2018
Recordings of electrical activity in porcine brains finds similarities to rodent neural tissue.
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Diana Kwon | Sep 10, 2018
The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Dies
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Dies
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 6, 2018
He was known for his work on the gene-culture theory of human evolution and the Human Genome Diversity Project.
Exercise&rsquo;s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Ruth Williams | Sep 6, 2018
Boosting both neurogenesis and a brain-derived growth factor can mimic the cognitive benefits of exercise in a mouse mode of Alzheimer’s disease.
Image of the Day: Baby Boom
Image of the Day: Baby Boom
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 31, 2018
Researchers describe the remains of a clutch of extinct mammal-like animals.