neuroscience

Cyborg locusts may one day help search-and-rescue missions

It’s tough to top locusts’ destructive capabilities—there’s a reason they’re one of the biblical plagues, after all. The insect’s notorious ability to hone in on food sources like agricultural fields is largely owed to impressive…





Even lab mice are getting VR headsets now

Getting mice to pay attention to two-dimensional screen projections of simulated surroundings can be tricky due to their tendency to notice the external lab settings around them. In a bid to get mice to focus…