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Stanford psychologists show that altruism is not simply innate

By recreating a classic experiment, Stanford psychologists find that altruistic behavior may be governed more by relationships, even brief ones, than …

There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science

The United States of America has arguably done more to advance science in the modern world than any other country on earth. From the nimble ingenuity of Silicon Valley to the ascendency of US military technology, this nation has impeccable high-tech bona fides. Many of the world’s top engineering …

Critical Thinking

The science of craving

The stately stretch of New York Avenue, in Washington, DC, that runs between the White House and Mount Vernon Square is bookended by Starbucks. The …

The printed organs coming to a body near you

From kidneys to hands, 3D printers are churning out made-to-order bones and rudimentary organs.<p>The advent of three-dimensional (3D) printing has …

This is what happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and …

Olfaction: The Sense of Smell

New study shows that taste, like all reality, is but a fragile illusion

You probably know that we perceive five basic tastes, and that taste has something to do with the tongue and the brain. But a new study shows just how weird our perception of reality truly is: Scientists showed that all it takes to convince a mouse that their mouth is full of sweet nectar or bitter …

The Brain

Study tracks gene changes during the introduction of farming in Europe

The introduction of agriculture into Europe about 8,500 years ago changed the way people lived right down to their DNA.

DNA

Inside the Bizarre Genome of the World’s Toughest Animal

Tardigrades are sponges for foreign genes. Does that explain why they are famously indestructible?<p>The toughest animals in the world aren't bulky elephants, or cold-tolerant penguins, or even the famously durable cockroach. Instead, the champions of durability are endearing microscopic creatures …

Discovery helps explain what guides neurons to connect

In <i>Science</i>, a team led by neuroscientist Alexander Jaworski reports the discovery of a protein that guides neurons as they extend axons across the …

Neuroscience