Your Prophetic Brain
May 27, 2015
Your eyes and brain come pre-wired to make predictions, and they are usually right. Even babies know that.
May 16, 2015
The "mind-body problem" is alive and well. Can these phenomena be reduced to matter in motion?
Adult Brain Can Build New Neurons
February 23, 2015
A dogma-challenging find raises a question: does the environment create the mind?
Darwinians Fill Gaps With Magic
February 17, 2015
Like rabbits in a magic show, things just "appear" on the Darwin stage. And like magicians, Darwinians don't reveal how the trick is done.
The Cures Are Inside You
October 22, 2014
Your body has the means to repair itself, if the right cells get into the right places.
The Machinery Behind the Senses
October 21, 2014
There's a lot of physical work our eyes, ears, and brain cells perform to support our perceptions of the world.
A Beautiful Mind in a Beautiful Brain
June 10, 2014
Neuroscience has gathered much interesting data, but still is clueless about how a mind emerges from a brain.
What's a Hairy Wood Ant Good For?
August 31, 2013
A humble, rare ant might help humans learn how to communicate better with networks. It's just one of many ways nature is inspiring technology that approaches perfection.
Brain Cells Have a Twist-Open Gate
June 25, 2013
The structure of an important potassium-ion gate in the membrane of brain cells has been found to open like a camera iris.
Secrets of Three Amazing Animals Unveiled
April 29, 2013
Here are accounts of three very different animals whose behaviors have baffled scientists till now. Scientists are beginning to get at least partial answers for scientific mysteries by carefully observing and testing to see how things work.
Body Double: Your Body as a Template for Inventors
July 17, 2012
Your body contains a lot of things engineers would like to copy, and not just at the scale of C3P0-like humanoid robots.