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Lizard Stripes May Mess Up Predators' Timing

A lizard's stripes may make them look like they’re moving slower than they really are, confusing predators that tend to aim at the head but may wind up with the tail.    

June 20, 2016 — Karen Hopkin

Games for Better Brains [Video]

Action video games in which a player is called on to shoot zombies may provide greater cognitive benefits than do explicit brain-training methods

July 1, 2016 — Gary Stix

The Amazing Teen Brain

A mismatch in the maturation of brain networks leaves adolescents open to risky behavior but also allows for leaps in cognition and adaptability

May 1, 2016 — Jay N. Giedd