Articles

07/25/18

Are psychedelics actually as dangerous as their Schedule I status suggests?

They're tightly regulated, but research shows they're probably not harmful

Prabarna Ganguly

Neuroscience

Northeastern University

07/24/18

A brief history of psychedelic research

A ban long stymied what started as a promising field

Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds

Neuroscience

McGill University

07/23/18

What is a hallucinogen?

What these mind-altering drugs do in our brains

Benjamin Bell

Neuroscience

Johns Hopkins University

07/19/18

Meet Hypatia, the ancient mathematician who helped preserve seminal texts

Her dramatic death often overshadows her epic life, but it shouldn't

Brianna Bibel

Biochemistry

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

07/18/18

Why fieldwork is still crucial for science research

There are some things it's impossible to discern without ground truthing

Cassie Freund

Ecology

Wake Forest University

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07/17/18

Pulling all-nighters may damage your brain

New research suggests bad sleep causes a build-up of plaque associated with Alzheimer's

Hannah Thomasy

Neuroscience

University of Washington

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07/16/18

Where do aquarium fish come from?

It's crucial to know before you buy for conservation purposes

Ashley Marranzino

Marine Biology

University of Rhode Island

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Did 'The Bachelorette' just eat my research?

Giant mollusks are just about the only thing more interesting to me than who gets the rose

Allison Fritts-Penniman

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

California Academy of Sciences

07/12/18

There was so much more to Rachel Carson beyond 'Silent Spring'

The trained zoologist and a bureaucrat pushed for environmental safety her whole life

Jenny Howard

Ecology

Wake Forest University

07/11/18

The weird and wonderful world of fish

A new book tells tales of the life aquatic

Brittney Borowiec

Environmental Physiology

McMaster University

07/10/18

Dogs excel at sniffing out human illness

Now researchers are trying to build a machine version of the perfect dog nose

Christa Trexler

Cardiology

UC San Diego

07/09/18

How dogs are helping us understand human allergies

If your dog has allergies, chances are you do too. Thanks, microbes

Josh Peters

Biological Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Should you let your dog lick your face?

Dogs stick their noses in everything, but many people believe their saliva is beneficial

Jennifer Tsang

Microbiology

07/05/18

Ancient dog DNA reveals how humans first settled New Zealand

Dogs have been road-tripping with us for at least 10,000 years

Patty Hamrick

Archaeology

New York University

What can ancient dog poop reveal about an ecosystem?

The poo fossils of a long-extinct species are teaching scientists about nature's past – and possible future

Allison Fritts-Penniman

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

California Academy of Sciences