Jeff Lichtman

Nov. 04, 2011

Peering Into The Brain, But At What?

Despite highly detailed images of the brain’s structure, decoding brain function is still a challenge.

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Building a Brainbow

Researchers have developed a technique that takes brain mapping to a new level, allowing them to label individual neurons in the brain in different colors.

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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