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Sexual Touch Promotes Early Puberty
Sexual Touch Promotes Early Puberty

The brains and bodies of young female rats can be accelerated into puberty by the presence of an older male or by stimulation of the genitals.

The Cellular Hallmarks of Consciousness
The Cellular Hallmarks of Consciousness

Recording from single neurons of epilepsy patients, neuroscientists show that both the strength and timing of neuronal firing are important to consciously perceive a visual object. 

After Harvey, Mosquito Control Ramps Up
After Harvey, Mosquito Control Ramps Up

With flooding still several feet high in some parts of Texas, authorities have intensified mosquito control tactics in the hopes of avoiding disease outbreaks.

Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny
Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny

Out of 25,000 features originally detected by metabolic profiling of E. coli, fewer than 1,000 represent unique metabolites, a study finds.

Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots
Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots

Autonomous molecules that collect, carry, and sort different genetic packages usher in a new era for nucleic-acid robotics.