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Glia & Growth: Synapses in the Developing Brain

Glia & Growth: Synapses in the Developing Brain

The human brain creates over 100 trillion synapses during development and growth. A new study shows that C. elegans may hold the key to how the brain manages such complexity.

Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Reusing potentially contaminated syringes continues to be one of the principal methods of HIV transmission, yet thousands continue to pull the trigger. Yale Professor Robert Heimer travelled to Russia to find out why.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Cities

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Cities

Although the world is rapidly becoming increasingly urbanized, many facts about cities still surprise us. Here are five fascinating insights into the nature of the modern city.

Competing Visions: Will Science Swing Your Vote?

Competing Visions: Will Science Swing Your Vote?

Among many other issues, the 2012 election offers voters a choice between two visions on climate change and alternative energy.

One of the Many Quirks of Quantum

One of the Many Quirks of Quantum

Yale Professors Jack Harris and Leonid Glazman developed a new detector to settle a decades-old debate about the existence and nature of non-dissipating quantum currents.

Why Boys are Not Girls

Why Boys are Not Girls

A Molecular Perspective

Explosive Blast-Induced Brain Injury Studies

Explosive Blast-Induced Brain Injury Studies

Professor Nihal de Lanerolle focuses on the study of explosive blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury, attempting to determine the neuropathology and mental effects of this poorly-understood and often invisible type of neurological damage.

In Search of Civilization: Using Modern Technology to Discover Ancient Treasures

In Search of Civilization: Using Modern Technology to Discover Ancient Treasures

Anthropology graduate student Carlos Chiriboga has ventured into the Petén Lowlands of the southern Maya lowlands to investigate pre-Columbian Maya settlements, using a novel combination of traditional surveying and remote sensing.

How I Killed Pluto

How I Killed Pluto

Caltech astronomer Mike Brown recounts his role in the demise of Pluto in his fascinating new book, How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming.