baby brain

Infants create new knowledge while sleeping

There is no rest for a baby’s brain – not even in sleep. While infants sleep they are reprocessing what they have learned. Working with researchers from the University of […]


A rare glimpse at the elusive Saharan cheetah

Research by scientists and conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Zoological Society of London, and other groups published today in PLOS ONE shows that critically endangered Saharan cheetahs exist […]


Building trustworthy big data algorithms

New algorithm can separate unstructured text into topics with high accuracy and reproducibility Much of our reams of data sit in large databases of unstructured text. Finding insights among emails, […]

Researchers discover 'idiosyncratic' brain patterns in autism

Altered dopamine signaling a clue to autism

Newly discovered genetic variations linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) disrupt the function of the dopamine transporter, suggesting that altered dopamine signaling contributes to this common developmental condition, according to […]

Why do zebras have stripes

Why do zebras have stripes?

UCLA study finds that regulating body temperature may be a key factor One of nature’s fascinating questions is how zebras got their stripes. A team of life scientists led by […]