A neuroscientist discusses how your brain filters visual inputs. Plus, two stories about jellyfish—tracking a freshwater jelly that’s spreading across the US, and the surprising finding that one species of jelly may be able to learn. And, researchers are learning that placebos might be more effective when patients are told they’re receiving them.
Exciting news in the search for extraterrestrial life.
Reporters at Houston Public Media found just how dangerous heat can be for public transit riders.
A new study explains why wide receivers on professional football teams feel slimmer and faster when they wear smaller numbers.
Measuring cesium in wild boar and uranium in turtles sheds light on how radioactive materials travel through the environment.
Their findings may allow scientists to study embryonic development more closely and better understand things like miscarriage and genetic diseases.
From land-mine sniffing rats to to the mice in your backyard, biologist Danielle Lee is asking big questions about how ecology shapes behavior.
Jim Metzner, a pioneer of science radio, looks back on his lifetime of recordings, now heading for the Library of Congress.
The new monster action flick plays fast and loose with ancient shark science, but this megalodon researcher doesn’t mind that much.