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Is It Foolish to Model Nature's Complexity With Equations?

Sometimes ecological data just don’t make sense. The sockeye salmon that spawn in British Columbia’s Fraser River offer a prime example. Scientists …

Mathematics

Genomewide screen of learning in zebrafish identifies enzyme important in neural circuit

Researchers describe the first set of genes important in learning in a zebrafish model. Using an in-depth analysis of one of these genes they found …

Researchers search for earliest roots of psychiatric disorders

A single molecular mechanism in the developing brain has been identified that sheds light on how cells may go awry when exposed to a variety of …

The Man Who Destroyed America’s Ego

How a rebel psychologist challenged one of the 20th century’s biggest—and most dangerous—ideas.<p>Illustrations by Summer Ortiz<p><b>FOR MUCH OF HUMAN …

Psychology

Two different perspectives on a new study of breastfeeding outcomes

For the first time, some researchers studied the long-term impacts of breastfeeding vs. formula feeding in American children by comparing breastfed …

Fish-kill method questioned

Common anaesthetic not the most humane option for zebrafish euthanasia, say studies.<p>Researchers have called for a common method of killing zebrafish …

Passing ADHD from one generation to the next.

Prenatal and early postnatal exposure of the developing brain to nicotine (PNE) is a major risk factor for inducing attention deficit hyperactivity …