Building better brain collaboration online – despite scientific squabbles, the decade-long Human Brain Project brought measurable success to neuroscience collaboration
The European Union’s 10-year Human Brain Project is coming to a close. Whether this controversial 1 billion-euro project achieved its aims is unclear, but its online forum did foster collaboration.
March 22, 2023 • ~10 min
How COVID lockdowns triggered changes in peregrine falcon diets – and what this means for urban pest control
Lockdown wasn’t good news for London’s peregrine falcons.
March 10, 2023 • ~7 min
Human genome editing offers tantalizing possibilities – but without clear guidelines, many ethical questions still remain
Following the controversial births of the first gene-edited babies, a major focus of the Third International Summit on Human Genome Editing was responsible use of CRISPR.
March 8, 2023 • ~8 min
Blue ticks: what evolutionary theory tells us about the turmoil around social media verification
Signalling theory tells us lots about the way paid-for verification has disrupted the blue tick system.
March 7, 2023 • ~8 min
Gut microbes found to help mend damaged muscles in mice
A Harvard-led study shows that the gut microbiota acts as the training camp for a class of immune cells that are recruited to heal muscle injury.
March 6, 2023 • ~9 min
Wolf restoration in Colorado shows how humans are rethinking their relationships with wild animals
Less than a century ago, Colorado hunted, trapped and poisoned all the wolves within its borders. Today it’s restoring them – a change that reflects a profound shift in human thinking.
Feb. 28, 2023 • ~9 min