The big money has moved from developing psychiatric drugs to manipulating our brain networks The psychiatric drug age may have reached its peak. Although mind-altering medications are being prescribed
Sleep is already known to boost our brains' ability to learn and remember -- and now, a new study actually demonstrates this ability. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science played a number of
New techniques could help with neurological disease, but how far should they go? If we had the technology to rewire our brains to help remember certain things and forget others, it could help millions
Is it really possible to simulate the human brain on a computer? AI researchers have been investigating that question for decades, but Japanese and German scientists have run what they say is the largest-ever
Police in Canada are looking into the deaths of two young boys who appear to have been strangled by a python. The boys, ages 5 and 7, were found dead Monday morning at an apartment in Campbellton, New
The reason we struggle to recall memories from our early childhood is down to high levels of neuron production during the first years of life, say Canadian researchers. The formation of new brain cells
Bottlenose dolphins have distinct "names" that they use to identify individuals in their social group, according to a study by scientists who followed groups of the animals off the east coast of Scotland.
Haha, now you probably feel pretty silly, 20th-century Apocalypse predictors. Hello! If you're reading this, and you are not an alien race that has extinguished humanity, then the apocalypse hasn't happened
In the field of planet hunting, Geoff Marcy is a star. The astronomer at the University of California at Berkeley found nearly three-quarters of the first 100 planets discovered outside our solar system.
Danh Trinh built StorageBot to keep track of easily lost workshop parts. Even better, it responds to the sound of his voice. Over 25 years, Danh Trinh had amassed thousands of screws, hinges, and other
Watch out, Mighty Mouse: Scientists have found a new species of shrew with incredible strength. Dubbed Thor’s hero shrew after the brawny god of strength in Norse mythology, Scutisorex thori is one of
A new nanoparticle material conducts electricity even when stretched to twice its original length. A team of scientists at the University of Michigan has discovered that when stretched to their limits,