Do animals feel fear?

Do animals feel fear?

By Cassie Freund Afraid of lions by moonlight and raptors by day, animals will behave in dramatic ways, as Cassie Freund explains. Anyone who has ever watched a horror movie late at night while home alone understands how fear can affect behavior. You may be on high...
Is mind control possible?

Is mind control possible?

By Lily Toomey Reading minds seems to be a common part of the science-fiction canon—a genre much loved by actual scientists. But even as someone who turned their love of Kurt Vonnegut, John Wyndham and H.G. Wells into a career as a neuroscientist, I hadn’t considered...
Why don’t more women win science Nobels?

Why don’t more women win science Nobels?

By Mary K. Feeney One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, but why don’t more women win science Nobels? One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist. Yet much of the news...