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Debate on Who Is Smart Enough to Be Executed

The Supreme Court will soon grapple with the science of how intellectual disability is measured. The arguments will bear on applying the death penalty to people who don't understand the legal process...

February 20, 2014 — Sara Reardon and Nature magazine

Multiple Stresses Killed Snail Memory

When pond snails, a model organism used in memory research, faced multiple stressors simultaneously, it forgot a behavior it had trained for. Allie Wilkinson reports.


February 13, 2014 — Allie Wilkinson

Concussions Abound in Soccer, Too

A meta-analysis finds that concussions accounted for between 6 and 9 percent of all injuries sustained on soccer fields. Dina Fine Maron reports


February 12, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron

Adults Can Have ADHD, Too

Newly recognized, adult ADHD threatens the success and well-being of 4 percent of adults. A combination of treatments can help the afflicted lead a more productive life

February 7, 2014 — Tim Bilkey, Craig Surman and Karen Weintraub

How Football Destroys the Brain

The rise of chronic traumatic encephalopathy among some athletes suggests that repeated blows to the head may trigger the brain's unraveling

January 31, 2014 — Jacqueline C. Tanaka and Gregg B. Wells

New Therapies Take Early Aim at Autism

By spotting signs of this developmental disorder in young toddlers, parents and therapists may be able to target a child's deficits before they become debilitating

January 10, 2014 — Luciana Gravotta

Highlights from Neuroscience 2013

The massive annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience brought together tens of thousands of researchers exploring the workings of mind and brain

December 25, 2013 — John Matson

Scientific American's Top 10 Science Stories of 2013

A carbon threshold breached, commitments to brain science made, mystery neutrinos found and human evolution revised—these and other events highlight the year in science and technology as picked by the editors of Scientific American...

December 19, 2013 — THE EDITORS
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