Everyone Was Wrong About Antipsychotics
An unprecedented look at dopamine in the brain reveals that psychosis drugs get developed with the wrong neurons in mind. Read this story here.
Covid’s Summer Wave Is Rising—Again
Covid-19 cases are slowly increasing across the US for the fourth summer in a row. Read this story here.
This Prosthetic Limb Actually Attaches to the Wearer’s Nerves
A prosthetic arm that connects directly to the nervous system gives the user fine control over the motions of individual fingers—just by thinking and trying to move. Read this story here.
The First Pill for Postpartum Depression Is Almost Here
Current treatments for depression after giving birth are either slow to work or hard to get. The FDA is considering a new tablet that relieves symptoms within days. Read this story here.
The Mystery of the Colorado River’s Missing Water
Snow is falling—but it doesn’t show up to replenish the river. In a drying West, researchers are racing to find out where it goes. Read this story here.
Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder—but Memorability May Be Universal
When humans and a neural network viewed pieces of art, they all found the same images memorable. What those images have in common offers a glimpse into what fascinates the brain.
Heat Waves Aren’t Just Getting Hotter—They’re Sticker Too
This summer's extraordinary heat is but a preview of what's to come: Humidity not only makes daytime highs more miserable, it extends the hotness through the night. Read this story here.
Why Scientists Are Clashing Over the Atlantic’s Critical Currents
Is the system of currents that runs through the Atlantic about to shut down, creating climate chaos? Depends on who you ask. Read this story here.
Coming Soon Near You: Bears
Extreme heat and other weather events are driving bears closer to humans’ campgrounds and hiking trails—and that’s no good for either species. Read this story here.
This Rare Case of Green Hairy Tongue Is Pure Nightmare Fuel
Patients with hairy tongue syndrome—which can also turn tongues black, brown, yellow, or blue—often report gagging, mouth dryness, or bad breath. Read this story here.