Neurons treated with a fluorescent dye show their interconnections.
Finding out more about how the brain works could help programmers translate thinking from the wet and squishy world of biology into all-new forms of machine learning in the digital world.
The civil rights of 11.3 million Mexican nationals who live in the US are routinely violated, according to a comprehensive new report on U.S. immigration enforcement since 2009.
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A new report on Mexicans in the US paints a troubling picture about the treatment of the country's largest immigrant group.
The U.S.-Mexico border, between San Diego and Calexico, California.
As part of a new 'metering' policy, US officials are turning asylum seekers away at ports of entry along the southern border. Thousands wait, straining the resources of Mexican border towns.
The San Pedro Mezquital River is the last free-flowing river in Mexico’s western Sierra Madre.
Thousands of hydropower dams are under construction around the world. New research shows that by cutting off sediment flow, these dams can have big ecological effects on far-off bays and deltas.
In a survey, 81% of women and 43% of men said that they had experienced sexual harassment or assault at least once.
Since #MeToo, the number of women and men who say that they've been sexually assaulted or harassed in recent months has not changed much.
These are viruses called bacteriophages that infect only bacterial cells.
Bacteria are becoming resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics. These expensive, hard-to-treat infections are prompting physicians to reassess using viruses to destroy bacteria.
Standing up when doing routine things such as talking on the phone can reduce the amount of time a person sits.
Sitting has been maligned in recent years for its role in obesity and diabetes. Now, a recent study in older women suggests that sedentary behavior may also increase heart disease risk.
Genetically engineered mice are invaluable for learning about human disease.
When geneticists create mice with special traits, there is no way to be sure that they will be inherited by the offspring. But a new genetic tool called a gene drive may fix the problem.
A Chinese scientist claims he edited the DNA of twin girls during an in vitro fertilization procedure.
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A Chinese scientist has revealed he edited the DNA of twin girls born through in vitro fertilization. These girls are designed to be resistant to HIV. Is the edit a medical necessity or an enhancement?
A capsule with a genetically engineered bacterium for therapeutic purposes.
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Researchers are exploring the possibility of creating living drugs – designer microbes that can live in our guts and provide critical components that our body needs but can't make itself.
People plus machines will surpass the capabilities of either element alone.
Artificial intelligence techniques like deep learning and reinforcement learning are getting increasingly advanced and capable of helping people with a wide range of complex tasks.
A healthy coral reef on Millennium Atoll, Southern Line Islands.
Field samples, satellite measurements and isotopic data have shed new light on corals' eating habits.
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El hecho de no tener gripe no significa que no estemos llenos de virus por dentro y por fuera. ¿Qué hacen todos estos virus, además de enfermarnos?
Every surface of our body – inside and out – is covered in microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi and many other microscopic life forms.
Just because you don't have the flu doesn't mean that your aren't teeming with viruses inside and out. But what are all these viruses doing, if they aren't making you sick?
Apple’s Tim Cook believes access to high-skill immigrants is a key source of American innovation.
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New research shows recruiting high-skilled immigrants leads to a 'meaningful' increase in innovation – and even more than spending money on research and development.
A postage stamp printed in Norway showing an image of Alfred Nobel, circa 2001.
This year's Nobel Prize for literature was nixed because of a sex scandal. Other Nobels have neglected key contributors. Should all prizes be cancelled while criteria for winning is reassessed?
Patient with leg ulcers.
Dangerous open wounds known as cutaneous ulcers are common in people with diabetes and bedsores. Now scientists have figured out how to reprogram the cells inside these wounds to heal themselves.
You've heard the adage, you are what you eat. But a new study suggests that you are 'when' you eat may be more accurate. Restricting eating times can keep chronic diseases at bay and ward off obesity.
Nuevos records de suicidio indican que en México, varios años de baños de sangre sin precedentes han traumatizado a los residentes en las zonas donde existe mayor violencia.
Ciudad Juárez, en la frontera EEUU-México, ha sufrido altas tasas de homicidio por 12 años. Nuevos datos de suicidio revela que vivir con violencia crónica tiene graves impactos en la salud mental.
New suicide data indicates that years of record bloodshed in Mexico have traumatized residents in places where the violence is most concentrated.
Ciudad Juárez, on the US-Mexico border, has suffered high levels of deadly violence for over a decade. New suicide data reveals the severe mental health impacts of living with chronic violence.