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Uncanny Sight in the Blind

Some people who are blind because of brain damage have "blindsight": an extraordinary ability to react to emotions on faces and even navigate around obstacles without knowing they can see anything

By Beatrice de Gelder

A Better Lens on Disease

Computerized pathology slides may help doctors make faster and more accurate diagnoses

By Mike May

Breeding Cassava to Feed the Poor

The world's third-largest source of calories has the potential to become a more productive and more nutritious crop, alleviating malnutrition in much of the developing world

By Nagib Nassar and Rodomiro Ortiz


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May 2010

Beyond XX and XY

Biology. Identity. Equality.