BUILDING BODYGUARDS Neglecting their colony tasks, ants hang around — and defend — a Narathurajaponica caterpillar that oozes droplets spiked with substances that alter ant brain chemistry.
CONNECT THE NEURONS In this computer rendering of a bit of mouse brain based on scanning electron images, some nerve cell dendrites touch an axon (green) and make connections (orange), while other dendrites don’t (blue).
N. Kasthuri et al/Cell 2015
The advent of mass-produced trans fat helped make the doughnuts, cookies and crackers we love inexpensive and shelf-stable. But now companies have to get along without them, while we still want to have our cake and eat it, too.
Psychopaths often don’t fit movie stereotypes, but they share particular characteristics. New research shows that, contrary to popular thought, cognitive behavioral therapy can help some psychopaths stay out of prison.