Here’s how mammals went from big gulps to small swallows

nd the earliest known evidence of a mammal predecessor with sophisticated bones at the back of the neck that allowed for swallowing food in...

Sleep patterns of fish resemble those of land animals

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that neural signatures in sleeping zebrafish are analogous to those of humans, suggesting that the brain...

Stanford team induces mice to see specific things that aren’t there

Hallucinations are spooky and, fortunately, fairly rare. But, a new study suggests, the real question isn’t so much why some people occasionally experience them....

HIV therapies have little effect on a baby’s brain development

An almost certain death sentence 30 years ago, having HIV today has lost its fatal sting. In just over 20 years, the development of...

Many of the deadliest cancers receive the least amount of research funding

Many of the deadliest or most common cancers get the least amount of nonprofit research funding, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study that...

‘Trojan horse’ anticancer drug disguises itself as fat

A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutics as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate and destroy tumors. Thinking the drugs are tasty fats, tumors invite...

Women now seen as equally or more competent than men

Women have come a long way in the United States over the last 70 years, to the point where they are now seen as...

Plant viruses may be reshaping our world

The community of viruses is staggeringly vast. Occupying every conceivable biological niche, from searing undersea vents to frigid tundra, these enigmatic invaders, hovering between...

Mindfulness in relationship is key to a happy couple

A Florida State University researcher has found that an individual’s ability to be mindful or stay in the present has a profound effect on...

Some Assembly Required: Scientists Piece Together the Largest U.S.-Based Dark Matter Experiment

ost of the remaining components needed to fully assemble an underground dark matter-search experiment called LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) arrived at the project’s South Dakota home during...