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Building a Brainbow

Scientists use a genetic technique to illuminate neurons in up to 90 different colors.For more on this, check out “The Brainbow Connection,” a photo essay by Diana Kwon and Liz Tormes in the latest issue of Scientific American MIND ...

October 16, 2015 — Diana Kwon and Eliene Augenbraun

Fish on Evolution's Fast Track

After Alaska’s 1964 earthquake stranded salt water stickleback fish in freshwater ponds, it took just 50 years for them to evolve into happy pond dwellers.

February 2, 2016 — Lydia Chain

Space Junk Litters the Solar System

The remains of human space exploration are strewn across the solar system, from dozens of dead spacecraft abandoned on the moon to the comet lander Philae, declared out of contact last week...

February 8, 2016 — Lydia Chain and Jennifer Hackett

A Topology Joke to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

Ian Agol is a University of California mathematician who was awarded the 2016 Breakthrough Prize for his work on 3-D topology. He shares a special joke about how topologists view breakfast...

November 12, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun, Benjamin Meyers and James Drew

How Does Your Brain Follow the Music?

Neurons in the brain fire in sync to music. Musical training may enhance this ability, and perhaps some other skills.

December 10, 2015 — Benjamin Meyers and Diana Kwon
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine