Scientists have drawn a map of the human placenta, found new clues to understanding autism, and studied geckos with an eye toward robotics. Find out what else they’ve been up to.
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Memories are inherently shifty. A neuroscientist with a new lab of her own, Rajasethupathy likens the brain’s memory function to Wikipedia—always evolving, occasionally unreliable.
Life is full of binary choices, even for small animals like fruit flies. With new technologies, scientists can now dissect the mechanisms of decision making in the simplest of brains, at the levels of individual molecules, cells, and networks.
Inside the energy-burning cells that just might hold the answer of some of our biggest health problems.