Mild traumatic brain injury represents a silent but brutal plague among combat veterans and a hidden threat to the health of civilians
Looking back on a year of Mind Matters articles
Also: updates on cloning mice and extinction by disease
Biodiesel made from plant stock or animal fat (or a combination of the two) will likely get a lot of attention in the coming year as a potential fuel alternative to the petroleum, gasoline and kerosene polluting the environment...
A study in the journal Nature finds that worms that fasted every third day got the same anti-aging benefits offered by severe calorie-restricted diets. Karen Hopkin reports
Reviews and recommendations from the December 2008/January 2009 issue of Scientific American MIND
What do you do to pass on your genes to the next generation if you are really hard up, it’s too dark to see clearly and you are literally under enormous pressure.
Pregnant women with vitamin D deficiencies are more likely than other expectant moms to deliver their babies via cesarean section.
"Women with a vitamin D deficiency were almost 4 times more likely to have a cesarean than those with [normal] vitamin D levels," says senior study author Anne Merewood, an assistant pediatrics professor at Boston University School of Medicine...
An unauthorized biographer claims that pop star Michael Jackson is suffering from this debilitating genetic disease and needs a lung transplant
Scientific American editor Michael Battaglia discusses the online In-Depth-Report on Apollo 8, which orbited the moon 40 years ago this week. And author Emily Anthes talks about her new book, Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind ...
Most movie aliens cannot reproduce successfully
Magpies join the elite group of animals that can recognize their reflection
The big screen has been beset by bugs since the beginning
We are used to thinking of humans as occupying the sole pinnacle of evolutionary intelligence. That's where we're wrong
As it turns out, size also matters when it comes to pain perception.
A study presented at the meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology found that fruit flies were better able to fight off infections that they got while asleep at night than those received while awake during the day...
In a word: Yes. The question is, why? Hint: nerve signals are blocked