Articles

08/20/18

Human and reptile brains aren't so different after all

Reports of our brains' differences seem greatly exaggerated, according to recent neuroscience

James R. Howe VI

Neuroscience and Genetics

UC San Diego

08/17/18

Why aren't there quality controls for antibody research?

One of science's most helpful tools gives an alarming number of false results

Daniel Bojar

Synthetic Biology

ETH Zurich

08/15/18

The next therapeutic frontier may be in your gut

Scientists are trying to harness the microbiome for healing

Kevin Pels

Chemical Biology

The Scripps Research Institute

08/13/18

Gender bias is all too real – and dangerous – in the doctor's office

The Netflix film 'Brain on Fire' underscores, yet again, the need to rethink diagnostic protocols

Gina Mantica

Biology

Tufts University

08/10/18

Meet Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer

A "prophet of the computer age," she saw the potential for computers outside of pure mathematics

Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds

Neuroscience

McGill University

08/08/18

Two behavioral neuroscientists discuss the long-term damage of family separation

The neurological and behavioral consequences of separating children from parents, especially mothers, can persist into adulthood

Prabarna Ganguly

Neuroscience

Northeastern University

08/06/18

Why scientists are taking a more active role in politics and policy

Cognitive neuroscientist Timothy Verstynen thinks scientists need to take visible stances on issues like forced family separation

Prabarna Ganguly

Neuroscience

Northeastern University

08/03/18

Is it safe to eat GMO foods?

Here's everything that science tells us

Devang Mehta

Genomics

University of Alberta

08/02/18

GMOs can help us adapt to climate change

Like levees and seawalls, GMOs could help us to manage climate change's impact

Gabriela Serrato Marks

Marine Geology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

08/01/18

GMOs are better for the environment than you'd think

Although it's not a popular narrative, genetic engineering can be an important ally in protecting the environment

Marco Giovannetti

Plant Biology

Gregor Mendel Institute

07/31/18

Genetically modified crops are way more common than you'd think

It's not just about what you eat – GM crops make their way into everything

Dan Samorodnitsky

Biochemistry

Carnegie Mellon University

07/30/18

What is genetic modification?

It's surprisingly difficult to pin down a conclusive definition

Jackie Grimm

Molecular Biology

Princeton University

07/27/18

Are hallucinations a disease?

They may be a symptom, but they are not necessarily harmful

Yewande Pearse

Neuroscience

LA Biomed

07/26/18

Matthew Scult

Neuroscience

Duke University

There's big gaps in our knowledge of black holes

Watch astrophysicists Priyamvada Natarajan and Feryal Γ–zel discuss the origins and behavior of black holes in our new animation