Jon HamiltonSeptember 20, 2018 11:27 AM
In Lab Turned Casino, Gambling Monkeys Help Scientists Find Risk-Taking Brain AreaScientists at Johns Hopkins have identified a brain region in monkeys that influences their desire to take big risks. When this area is inactivated, the monkeys tend to hedge their bets.
Nell GreenfieldboyceSeptember 20, 2018 11:00 AM
Octopuses Get Strangely Cuddly On The Mood Drug EcstasyThe drug makes the usually antisocial creatures much more interested in friendly contact with other octopuses. It's one more sign that the chemistry of social behavior has deep evolutionary roots.
Jason TureskySeptember 18, 2018 04:36 PM
New Study Shows Eating Whole-Fat Dairy Products Is Less Likely To Cause Heart Disease Than Low-FatFood critic and Senior Editor at The Atlantic Corby Kummer talked to Boston Public Radio about why eating whole-fat dairy products may be healthier than low-fat.
Marc FilippinoSeptember 17, 2018 09:21 AM
How Your Hormones Control EverythingAuthor Randi Hutter Epstein explains why hormones affect so many things in our lives.
Rebecca Davis, Rob SteinSeptember 14, 2018 05:51 AM
Update: A Young Man's Experiment With A 'Living Drug' For LeukemiaAfter trying one treatment after another for his leukemia, 20-year old Aaron Reid enrolled in a study to test an experimental therapy using modified cells from his own body.
Bret StetkaSeptember 9, 2018 07:30 AM
Infectious Theory of Alzheimer's Disease Draws Fresh InterestMoney has poured into Alzheimer's research, but until very recently not much of it went toward investigating infection in causing dementia. A million dollar prize may lead more scientists to try.
Laurel WamsleySeptember 6, 2018 03:57 PM
In 1974, They Gave The Nobel To Her Supervisor. Now She's Won A $3 Million PrizeFifty years ago, Jocelyn Bell Burnell saw a blip in the data from a radio telescope she helped build. The discovery of pulsars was "one of the biggest surprises in the history of astronomy."
Marc FilippinoSeptember 6, 2018 12:42 PM
The Fake Doctor Who Saved Thousands Of BabiesMartin Couney put premature babies in incubators that were on public display, saving thousands of children's lives.