This is the Kissimmee River in central Florida. This ecosystem-scale restoration project began two decades ago and is used as an example in the study. Credit: South Florida Water Management District “Resilience” is a buzzword often used in scientific literature to describe how animals, plants and landscapes can persist under climate change. It’s typically considered

Teenagers should reduce exposure to light in the evenings, say researchers. Credit: © adam121 / Fotolia Delaying school start times in the UK is unlikely to reduce sleep deprivation in teenagers, research from the University of Surrey and Harvard Medical School has found. The research, conducted in collaboration between mathematicians and sleep scientists, predicts that

Researchers gave 17 individuals auditory memory tasks that required them to recognize a pattern of tones when it was reversed, while being recorded on MEG and EEG. Credit: Philippe Albouy The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be

Artist’s impression of stars born in winds from supermassive black holes. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis by a team of New York University anthropologists indicates. These results call into question “the social brain hypothesis,” which has posited that humans and other primates are big-brained due to factors

When stripes flash beneath the dish, the tadpole swims faster, so long as the stripes are really obvious. If they are faint, but they are paired with another faint stimulus such as touch or sound, the tadpole will be just as alarmed. A new study explains how subtle sensations add up. Credit: Torrey Truszkowski A

A human controller influences the turtle’s escape behavior by sending left and right signals via Wi-Fi to a control system on the back of the turtle. Credit: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Korean researchers have developed a technology that can remotely control an animal’s movement with human thought. In the 2009 blockbuster

There are changes in the dopamine and serotonin systems in the brains of participants of spiritual retreats. Credit: © Kitja / Fotolia More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance wellbeing. Now, researchers at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at

“You win some, you lose some.” Using the word “you” suggests it could happen to anyone. Credit: © Jakub Jirsák / Fotolia Researchers say it may seem contradictory that a means of generalizing to people at large is used when reflecting on one’s most personal and idiosyncratic experiences. To cope with negative experiences or to

A new paper reports where in the brain numerical quantity evaluation is processed. Credit: © taa22 / Fotolia Cognitive neuroscience researcher Joonkoo Park at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who recently received a five-year, $751,000 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to address basic research questions about how our

This is researcher Nonie Finlayson about to enter the fMRI scanner. Credit: Ohio State University We live in a three-dimensional world, but everything we see is first recorded on our retinas in only two dimensions. So how does the brain represent 3-D information? In a new study, researchers for the first time have shown how

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