This male southern elephant seal sports a novel accessory: a cutting-edge sensor that monitors the beast's temperature, along with the depth and salt content of the surrounding water as he swims...
It's official: the Yangtze River dolphin is extinct
Nectar-feeding bats, which have to hover, go through sugar three times faster than even world-class athletes. Steve Mirsky reports.
Mind Matters where top researchers in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry discuss the findings and theories driving their fields.
All it takes is a little genetic manipulation or brain surgery to make female mice act like pelvic-thrusting, rump-sniffing, aggressive males
A British Medical Journal study finds that HIV-prevention abstinence-only programs don't work. Steve Mirsky reports.
Can you repeat that, Dr. Zaius?
Deep-brain stimulation "jump-starts" a man's brain six years after he suffered a severe head trauma
Bubonic plague may be responsible for reducing the genetic diversity of present-day Britons
Lead smelter workers who read more suffered less brain insult from lead exposure than did coworkers with the same toxic exposure. Kevin Begos reports.
Is race-based medicine a boon or boondoggle?
Studies with mice found that moderate amounts of caffeine and exercise lowered the skin cancer risk from UV light exposure. Karen Hopkin reports.
This "bully" whippet has a mutation in its gene for the muscle growth-limiting factor myostatin that caused the canine to develop its striking overstuffed muscles.
Recent research in psychology points to secrets of effective leadership that radically challenge conventional wisdom
Gene variant (found in 30 percent of Caucasian population and 12 percent of African-Americans) leads to more vivid recollections of emotionally powerful episodes—both good and bad