How did humans evolve, and will they evolve more?

Our biggest evolutionary advantages are an ability to walk on two legs and our big brains.

Evan Simons, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Anthropology, University at Buffalo • conversation
April 5, 2021 ~5 min

Mimes get us to ‘see’ things that aren’t there

Even when we don't mean to, we "see" the invisible, implied objects that mimes interact with, researchers have found.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
April 2, 2021 ~6 min

Monkeys experience the visual world just like we do

Are humans the only species to experience the world consciously? A new study suggests the answer is no.

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
April 1, 2021 ~5 min

Mice naturally engage in physical distancing, study finds

MIT neuroscientists have identified a brain circuit that stops mice from mating with others that appear to be sick.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 31, 2021 ~6 min

How your brain figures out what sentences mean

New research uses artificial intelligence to uncover the brain regions involved in understanding the meaning of sentences.

Kelsie Smith-Hayduk - U. Rochester • futurity
March 30, 2021 ~4 min

Zika virus helps kill deadly brain cancer in mice

A study with mice shows that the Zika virus can rev up the immune system to destroy glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
March 29, 2021 ~7 min

Method offers inexpensive imaging at the scale of virus particles

Using an ordinary light microscope, researchers can now obtain images with unprecedented accuracy.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 29, 2021 ~7 min

Your brain thinks – but how?

Where we would be without our brains? But think about it. How do they work?

Tyler Daniel Anderson-Sieg, Doctoral Student in Biomedical Sciences, University of South Carolina • conversation
March 22, 2021 ~6 min

1 head injury could lead to dementia decades later

New research finds that a single head injury can lead to dementia later in life. The risk rises with the more head injuries you sustain, too.

Kelsey Odorczyk - Penn • futurity
March 18, 2021 ~6 min

1 head injury could lead to dementia decades later

New research finds that a single head injury can lead to dementia later in life. The risk rises with the more head injuries you sustain, too.

Kelsey Odorczyk - Penn • futurity
March 18, 2021 ~6 min

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