top 10 innovations, neuroscience, evolution
Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence
Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence
Tanya Lewis | Jun 9, 2016
Fish evolved to make their own light at least 27 times, according to a study.
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.
Gene Behind Black Peppered Moth’s Color Change Identified
Gene Behind Black Peppered Moth’s Color Change Identified
Tanya Lewis | Jun 6, 2016
A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.
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.
Book Excerpt from <em>Wondrous Truths</em>
Book Excerpt from Wondrous Truths
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
In Chapter 2 author J.D. Trout highlights the dividing line between truth and scientific “fact.”
Start Making Sense
Start Making Sense
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.
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.
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.
Pioneering Memory Researcher Dies
Pioneering Memory Researcher Dies
Tanya Lewis | May 31, 2016
Suzanne Corkin, who studied the famous patient “H.M.,” has passed away at 79.
Chemical Engineer Wins Millennium Technology Prize
Chemical Engineer Wins Millennium Technology Prize
Tanya Lewis | May 25, 2016
Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.