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  • Eiman Azim is the 2014 grand prize winner in the annual international competition for The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology. Azim is being recognized for his exceptional research contributions into the neural circuits that control skilled movement. "When we catch a ball or throw a dart...
  • Genetics appears to play a significant role in determining disease outcome when it comes to Ebola, say researchers studying the disease in mice. Angela Rasmussen and Michael Katze from the University of Washington in Seattle, working with colleagues from across the United States, have discovered...
  • On 27 April 2011, 211 tornadoes (warnings shown in red) touched down in the southeastern U.S. These deadly and costly multiple-tornado days are becoming more frequent, a new study suggests. | National Weather Service Since 1954, there has been a decrease in the number of days per year in the U.S...
  • With the announcement of the 2014 Nobel Prizes, AAAS counts two more Nobel laureates among its members and Fellows. Several winners have also published key papers in Science , which has made these articles and related news coverage free to the public at its website. On Monday this week, AAAS Fellow...
  • Most of us don't think twice about the smooth skin of an apple, or the soft fur of a pet, but people who have lost limbs often miss these familiar sensations. Researchers now show that it's possible to activate sensory perception in prosthetic hands, in a report appearing in the journal S cience...
  • A cheetah walking in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa/Botswana. The cat uses much of its daily energy budget searching for prey. | Michael G.L. Mills Mid-sized carnivores like cheetahs and pumas spend more energy searching for prey than chasing it, according to two new studies of the...
  • The new neuroprosthetic system allowed mice with spinal cord injuries to walk further without leg fatigue. | Science Translational Medicine /AAAS Researchers have fine-tuned a neuroprosthetic technology that electrically stimulates the spinal cord in rats, and may one day help paralyzed patients...
  • A crowded market in Ibadan, Nigeria, a country in which the population may reach 532 million people by 2100, according to new population projections. | International Institute of Tropical Agriculture/ Flickr The population of Earth is unlikely to stabilize this century, according to a new analysis...