Think About the Brain
August 9, 2020
The human brain keeps surprising scientists with its unfathomable complexity as well as its nifty algorithms.
Windows Into the Brain’s Operating System
January 19, 2018
The soft squishy lump in your skull has capabilities that defy understanding, but some of them seem vaguely familiar.
Your Brain Comes Equipped with Techno-Apps
April 19, 2017
If you bought these capabilities in an app store, you would think they are way cool. Surprise: they're already bundled in your brain's operating system.
Animals Come Pre-Equipped With Machinery
January 14, 2015
Guidance systems, compasses, switchboards, motors, robotic machines: we're talking about systems inside animals—and you.
How Intricate Patterns Grow in Flowers, Feathers
May 1, 2013
How does a growing flower bud or feather follicle know where to put the intricate colors and patterns on a mature flower or feather? Scientists are beginning to get partial answers.