It did no such thing—but the result has become conventional wisdom nevertheless
New understandings in neurobiology are emerging from experiments on Drosophila, raising hopes the tiny insect will aid insights into human cognition and dementia
The idea that our universe is just part of a much vaster cosmos has a long history—and it’s still very much with us
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Study shows that intelligence derives from brain cells other than neurons A team of neuroscientists has grafted human brain cells into the brains of mice and found that the rodents’ rate of learning and memory far surpassed that of ordinary mice...
" And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. "" Beyond Good and Evil ", Aphorism 146 (1886) by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)Since prehistoric times humans ventured into caves, as proved by the discovery of rock art even in remote parts of many European cave systems...
Nearly 3,000 chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans are illegally killed or stolen from the wild each year, according to a new report from the United Nations Environmental Programme's (UNEP) Great Apes Survival Partnership (GASP)...
An astounding variety of data supports the conclusion that our earth’s climate is changing due to increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere.
The earth opened up and swallowed Jeff Bush last week. Normally, I wouldn't use that phrase: people say it all the time when the earth has done no such thing.
Cross-posted from Zocalo Public Square. Even cows don't like Daylight Saving Time. Come Sunday morning, when the milking machines get attached to their udders a whole hour too early, the otherwise placid bovines on dairy farms around the United States will snort in surprise and dismay...
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Great posts have been written about the “end of antibiotics” and superbugs in a variety of flavors.Yesterday, the CDC issued an alarming warning about Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, aka CRE...
Jupiter’s enigmatic moon Europa has long been thought to contain a huge ocean beneath its icy crust, but what is in that ocean and does it ever come to the surface?
Investigating what is sometimes seen as one of the more favorable effects of climate change, a pair of scientists from UCLA has done a careful analysis of the melting of Arctic sea ice and concluded that it could lead to ships traversing the ice-free Northwest Passage (NWP) by 2050...
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