Archive: 05/4/2006

Money motivates memory, study finds

Money talks, but it might also help people remember: A team of Stanford scientists has shown for the first time that motivation—in the form of a reward—gets the brain ready to learn.

May 04, 2006 3 / 5 (5) 0

Titan's Seas Are Sand

Until a couple of years ago, scientists thought the dark equatorial regions of Titan might be liquid oceans. New radar evidence shows they are seas -- but seas of sand dunes like those in the Arabian or Namibian ...

May 04, 2006 4.6 / 5 (52) 0

Monkeys draw novel conclusions, researchers say

Monkeys keep turning out to be smarter than people think they are. Researchers have shown that they can count to four and are aware of differences between languages like Dutch and Japanese, even though they ...

May 04, 2006 4.5 / 5 (16) 0