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A new study using light to target and stimulate specific neurons in lab rats trained to drink much the way human binge-drinkers do finds the rodents "flat out stopped drinking."
Scientists from Stanford University figure out a way to make "human cortical spheroids," little balls of brain cells that could offer insights into the complexities of our actual gray matter.
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have developed algorithms that allow robots to learn by making mistakes -- just like a real person.
A protein in octopus skin is similar to a light-detecting protein found in the eye, enabling the cephalopods' amazing camouflage skills.
By messing with the brain's sense of location, a team of researchers in Sweden figure out how make people believe they're wearing each other's bodies.
For the first time, scientists have captured live images of the process of tasting on the tongue.
Decades of progress creating conventional computer chips will stall in the coming years, forcing some far-out ideas on semiconductor makers. Carbon nanotubes or quantum computing, anyone?
In an effort to bring some bling to the sciences, a medical student plans to use biological images to make a line of striking fitness apparel.
Injecting mouse embryos with a human DNA sequence leads to a marked increase in brain size -- and may provide insights into Alzheimer's.
US military research agency DARPA forsees a tiny implant that could restore sight loss or give you a heads-up display without a helmet or glasses.