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Intellectual pursuits may buffer the brain against addiction

Challenging the idea that addiction is hardwired in the brain, a new UC Berkeley study of mice suggests that even a short time spent...

Stem cell researchers reveal genetic blueprint for cartilage

Cartilage does a lot more than determine the shapes of people’s ears and noses. It also enables people to breathe and to form healthy...

Researchers find the organization of the human brain to be nearly...

Have you ever won­dered why the human brain evolved the way it did? A new study by North­eastern physi­cist Dmitri Kri­oukov and his col­leagues sug­gests an...

Old World Monkey Had Tiny, Complex Brain

The brain hidden inside the oldest known Old World monkey skull has been visualized for the first time. The creature’s tiny but remarkably wrinkled...

Shark Week wouldn’t happen without the small frys

Between Shark Week on Discovery this week and SyFy’s upcoming Sharknado 3, sharks are getting plenty of love on TV this summer – but...

Penn Team Identifies Gene Responsible for Some Cases of Male Infertility

In the most severe form of male infertility, men do not make any measurable levels of sperm. This condition, called azoospermia, affects approximately 1...

Climate Scientist Aims to Change National Dialogue, One Story at a...

Climate scientist Emmanuel Vincent noticed climate change discussions in Europe had become somewhat politically polarized before he left France a few years ago, and...

Lifelong learning is made possible by recycling of histones

Neurons are a limited commodity; each of us goes through life with essentially the same set we had at birth. But these cells, whose...

New model of cosmic stickiness favors “Big Rip” demise of universe

The universe can be a very sticky place, but just how sticky is a matter of debate. That is because for decades cosmologists have had...

Researchers develop a new means of killing harmful bacteria

The global rise in antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to public health, damaging our ability to fight deadly infections such as tuberculosis. What’s more,...

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