New rules on what studies the agency can cite in making regulations would endanger the public’s health and safety
Most people know it’s a problem for athletes and soldiers—but it affects victims of domestic violence even more
A Great Green Wall, planted across the breadth of Africa, could serve as a bulwark against climate change and ecological breakdown
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The party continues! Today you get a double-dose of Monday Pets. Here’s one from the archives. Later today, you can expect a new one.
On tiny keypads and greasy touch screens, doctors, nurses, NPs and physicians assistants these days are doing a lot more than checking email and phone messages.
Welcome to the new home for The Thoughtful Animal! The main focus of this blog is animal cognition. Animals do some pretty cool things, and there are some clever ways for figuring out how an animal thinks...
The spy shot the cop with the revolver.
This sentence, a favorite of linguists, appears to be simple enough. It's grammatically correct, has a subject and a predicate and can even be easily understood by young children...
A friend once told me how, as a child visiting a zoo, his eyes focused on one of the many monkeys in an enclosed exhibit. The monkey, in turn, began looking back.
In recent posts, I’ve knocked neuroframing, neuroweapons and neurobics. Next up: neuro-lit-crit.
New York Times culture reporter Patricia Cohen reports that for insights and inspiration literary scholars are turning, inevitably, to neuroscience and evolutionary psychology...
Suspend disbelief for a moment and imagine that you have agreed, as a secret agent in some confidential military operation, to travel back in time to the year 1894.
Out of context, many of our behaviors—if limited to the mere veneer of plain description—would raise many an eyebrow. The most innocent of things can sound tawdry and bizarre when certain facts and details are omitted...
Of all scientific fields, neuroscience has the greatest potential for revolutionary advances, philosophical and practical. Someday, brain researchers may figure out how precisely the brain encodes thoughts like the ones I’m thinking now...
Predecessors of the controversial "hobbit" ( Homo floresiensis ) discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores might have had a longer history there than researchers previously thought...
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