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June 27, 2017

 

A bird with a reddish orange beak and bright red eyes and black and purple feathers is in the screen's center. Around it are out of focus green leaves.

Surviving Climate Change

What attribute do birds need to live in harsh, unpredictable climates?

May 30, 2017

 

A black and white image via microscope of Golgi stained neurons. The back ground is shades of white and gray, the neurons appears to be black. They resemble tree branches or even a landscape viewed from very far up in the sky.

Brain Efficiency And Intelligence

Scientists are studying the efficiency of the human brain.

November 18, 2016

 

Two large crows stand near each other while on an outdoor table.

Size Does Not Equal Intelligence

It's not just the size of a brain that determines intelligence, it's also the amount of neurons.

May 12, 2016

 

brain scan

Do Bigger Brains Make Us Smarter?

Does brain size or brain-to-body ratio affect intelligence? Not as much as you'd think.

April 6, 2016

 

pond slime

Brains and Slime

Brain cells and slime bacteria draw from the same molecular bag of tricks.

March 25, 2016

 

high kick

Word Up, Brain

Reading action verbs fires up neurons in your motor cortex as if you were actually doing the actions.

January 23, 2015

 

elephant with butterfly wings for ears

Hearing and Moving

Sit tight! Movement triggers neurons that dull your hearing.

August 1, 2014

 

A computer hard drive

Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's, a brain disorder associated with memory loss, is caused when plaque accumulates on neurons, killing the cells off and causing brain shrinkage.

June 12, 2014

 

Chest X-ray

Detecting Odors Is Not Just for Your Nose

While we tend to associate olfaction with our noses and brains, other parts of our body also have a "sense of smell."

May 28, 2014

 

Macro image of bubbles in wine

Is Getting ‘Blind Drunk’ A Real Thing?

Is drinking yourself 'blind' just an exaggeration, like 'eating till you burst'? Or can alcohol really turn out the lights?

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