The science Nobel Prizes are sexist, racist, and misleading. Let's rethink them

We should be rewarding discoveries, not individuals

Devang Mehta


University of Alberta

Does modern neuroscience really help us understand behavior?

Two experts argue that the field needs to move beyond its limited roots

Danbee Kim

Comparative Neuroscience

Champalimaud Foundation

Gonรงalo Lopes


Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

Comment 1 peer comment


We're beginning to understand why spinal cord tissue is so hard to heal

A group of recent findings may eventually pave the way for better treatments

Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds


McGill University

Comment 2 peer comments


Five facts about Mae Jemison, doctor, dancer, and the first woman of color in space

You know she went to space. But do you know which TV show inspired her to go?

Ana Gorelova

Molecular Pharmacology

University of Pittsburgh


How does the developing brain learn to perceive the world before it can see it?

Our eyes work when we're born, even though they've never been exposed to light

Maya Emmons-Bell

Developmental Biology

UC Berkeley

Comment 3 peer comments


Can MDMA help people with autism overcome social anxiety?

An expert lays out a cautiously optimistic case for using the psychedelic in therapy

Benjamin Bell


Johns Hopkins University

Comment 2 peer comments


Here's what happened when researchers raised monkeys who never saw a face

We may not be hardwired to recognize faces after all

Daniel Bear


Stanford University

Comment 2 peer comments


Gregory Logan-Graf

Cell Biology

Carnegie Mellon University

Comment 3 peer comments


Massive's New Brain Waves ๐Ÿ‘‹

Introducing our cohort of neuroscientist writers

Ashley Juavinett


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Chewing gum could detect disease in saliva and deliver results via taste

Forget wearables, the hottest tech around is chewables

Kevin Pels

Chemical Biology

The Scripps Research Institute


Why studies that rely too much on drugs often fail to hold up

A pharmacologist argues that scientists shouldn't depend on pharmacological agents

Ana Gorelova

Molecular Pharmacology

University of Pittsburgh


Here's what happens to hamster brains when they don't get enough play

Play might be more important for brain development than we thought

Brooke Dulka

Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Tennessee


Can the right microbes really solve all your health problems?

A microbiologist explains the latest gut science

Namrata Iyer


Brown University


Five facts about Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space

Two decades before Sally Ride, a Soviet woman rose from obscurity to become the first female cosmonaut