Store more. Much more!

Store more. Much more!

The explosion of data — in meteorology, genetics, spying and physics — requires new storage technology. DNA has been storing data for More »

Screaming about screen time?

Screaming about screen time?

We spend ever-more hours with TV, cellphones, tablets and computers, is it rude or necessary to always answer your phone? Does More »

Dr. Darwin teaches robot!

Dr. Darwin teaches robot!

A crash course in “sink or swim” teaches computerized robots to adapt to changing circumstances. When taught by “directed evolution,” More »

New math mavens = pigeons?

New math mavens = pigeons?

Can pigeons learn an abstract mathematical rule? Apparently, according to a new study, which asked pigeons to place, five blue dots and More »

Brain under threat

black and white graphic of frightened eyes

In just a moment, our brains can go from calm, deliberate and focused, to alert, agitated and aroused. New neural networks get More »

Spinal cord injury

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A combined nerve-graft and enzyme treatment restored breathing to 9 of 11 rats. The bacterial enzyme dissolves a molecule that More »

I robot. Aye science!

I robot. Aye science!

Ocean technology on the move: 1: a robot sub smart enough to find stuff in the deep ocean 2: a metal fish glides for weeks under the More »

Traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury

Charges that NFL ‚Äúdeliberately and fraudulently concealed” … link between head impacts and brain damage. What is the science of More »

In detail: How learning changes brain

In detail: How learning changes brain
Changes in the junctions between nerve cells determine how well a bird will learn to sing. Regular change in these junctions helps the More »

Testing touch

Testing touch
Why do women have better sense of touch? It’s all in the size, and big isn’t better… More »

Internet: The fastest teacher?

Internet: The fastest teacher?
MRI scans of older people show major differences between searchers and non-searchers. After seven hours of Internet experience, those More »

Driving while blabbing

Driving while blabbing

Texting already banned for truckers, etc. What do research and reality say about the danger of hitting the keys or yakking on the More »

Brain battle

Brain battle

As the day wears on, both sleep pressure and the brain’s alerting signal rise, until sleep pressure triumphs. [Nod]. New brain study More »