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  • News

    Cool nerve cells help mice beat heat

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    Scientists have identified the “refrigerator” nerve cells that hum along in the brains of mice and keep the body cool. These cells kick on to drastically cool mice’s bodies and may prevent high fevers, scientists report online August 25 in Science.

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    08/25/2016 - 14:11 Neuroscience, Health
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    Computers refine epilepsy treatment

    Site of seizures may be spotted with computer  Severe epilepsy that does not respond well to drugs may be attacked by computers in combination with surgery.… The...

    08/25/2016 - 11:00 Neuroscience, Health
  • Editor's Note

    Bacteria display qualities that a mother would love

    When my friend Steve Finkel and I get together, the talk is almost always about bacteria. He and I are both huge fans, from different angles. I’m a spectator. He studies them (E. coli) in...

    08/24/2016 - 15:30 Microbes, Genetics, Technology
  • Letters to the Editor

    Readers respond to terrorism's roots

    Rooting out terrorism

    Anthropologists have moved to the front lines to determine what drives people to join terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State. New research shows that...

    08/24/2016 - 15:17 Networks, Psychology, Science & Society
  • News

    Signs of planet detected around sun’s nearest neighbor star

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    Earth might have a kindred planet orbiting the star next door. A world at least 1.3 times as massive as Earth appears to orbit the closest star to the sun: Proxima Centauri, a dim red orb about 4.2 light-years away.

    Dubbed Proxima b, the planet is cozied up to its star, needing just 11.2 days to complete one orbit. But despite the proximity to...

    08/24/2016 - 13:00 Astronomy, Exoplanets
  • Science Stats

    Global warming amplified death toll during 2003 European heat wave

    Climate change flaunted its deadly side during the 2003 European heat wave, which killed over 70,000 people across the continent. In London and Paris alone, global warming led to 570 more heat-related deaths than would be expected without human-caused warming, researchers estimate in the July Environmental Research Letters.

    Daniel Mitchell of the University of Oxford and...

    08/24/2016 - 11:00 Climate
  • Wild Things

    The weird mating habits of daddy longlegs

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — If you find a daddy longlegs in your house, don’t be scared. “Daddy longlegs are actually pretty docile animals when it comes to interacting with humans,” says evolutionary biologist Kasey Fowler-Finn, who studies the arachnids at St. Louis University. Specifically, she studies daddy longlegs sex. She is using this common group of arachnids (they’re not spiders) to explore...

    08/22/2016 - 11:00 Animals, Evolution
  • Feature

    CRISPR inspires new tricks to edit genes

    Scientists usually shy away from using the word miracle — unless they’re talking about the gene-editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9. “You can do anything with CRISPR,” some say. Others just call it amazing.

    CRISPR can quickly and efficiently manipulate virtually any gene in any plant or animal. In the four years since CRISPR has been around, researchers have used it to fix genetic...

    08/24/2016 - 07:00 Cells, Genetics
  • Feature

    What Donkey Kong can tell us about how to study the brain

    Brain scientists Eric Jonas and Konrad Kording had grown skeptical. They weren’t convinced that the sophisticated, big data experiments of neuroscience were actually accomplishing anything. So they devised a devilish experiment.

    Instead of studying the brain of a person, or a mouse, or even a lowly worm, the two used advanced neuroscience methods to scrutinize the inner workings of...

    08/23/2016 - 15:31 Neuroscience, Computing
  • For Daily Use

    Cornea donation may have sex bias

    Sex matters when it comes to cornea transplants — at least for women.

    Corneas are low on the list of organs that cause rejection, but it happens more often when women receive corneas from men, researchers report online July 22 in the American Journal of Transplantation. In data from nearly 17,000...

    08/23/2016 - 12:00 Biomedicine, Immune Science