The Brain Has Its Own "Autofill" Function for Speech

The world is an unpredictable place. But the brain has evolved a way to cope with the everyday uncertainties it encounters—it doesn’t present us...

Science in Turbulent Times

The scientific community is feeling anxious. Sorry to interrupt your research, but the “fasten seat belt sign” has been illuminated. The President’s budget proposes...

Earth-Mass "Ice Ball" Planet Found 13,000 Light-Years Away

A newfound alien world is quite Earth-like in some ways, but you wouldn't want to live there. The exoplanet, known as OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb, is about as massive...

The Pentagon's Seek-and-Destroy Mission for Counterfeit Electronics

The Pentagon has known for years that a significant number of the replacement parts it buys for its missile guidance and satellite systems contain...

Fox experiment is replaying domestication in fast-forward

How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)Lee Alan Dugatkinand Lyudmila TrutUniv. of Chicago, $26In 1959, Lyudmila Trut rode trains through Siberia to...

Readers Respond to the January 2017 Issue

LIFESAVING VESSELS “Heart Therapy,” by Gabor Rubanyi, explains how the heart can develop new blood vessels in response to blockages in the coronary arteries (although...