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Dan Ferber

Dan Ferber
Dan Ferber is a correspondent for Science, and the coauthor, with Paul R. Epstein of Harvard Medical School, of Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It. He's written about science and emerging technologies for Wired, Scientific American, Audubon, and others.

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Vehicle-to-Grid: A New Spin on Car Payments

Buried in the high hopes for electric cars is the very real possibility that they can make money by powering and regulating the grid.

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Mysterious Resting State Networks Might Be What Allow Different Brain Therapies to Work

Deep brain stimulation and similar treatments target the hubs of larger resting-state networks in the brain, researchers find.

Trust Is Waning, and Inequality May Be to Blame

Trust in others and confidence in institutions is declining, while economic inequality creeps up, a new study shows.

Dopamine Might Be Behind Impulsive Behavior

A monkey study suggests the brain chemical makes what's new and different more attractive.

School Counselors Do More Than You’d Think

Adding just one counselor to a school has an enormous impact on discipline and test scores, according to a new study.

How a Second Language Trains Your Brain for Math

Second languages strengthen the brain's executive control circuits, with benefits beyond words.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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