Jenny Marder

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Jenny Marder is digital managing editor for the PBS NewsHour

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Science Jul 02

Watch ideas light up a fish’s brain

Scientists at the NIH are mapping the activity of thousands of individual neurons inside the brain of a zebrafish as the animal hunts for food. In a small, windowless room that houses two powerful electron microscopes, a scientist is searching…

Science Jun 11

Suffocating cells for science

If you believe that all living things need oxygen to breathe, you’re not only wrong, but hopelessly human-centric. But don’t be too hard on yourself. Most mammals are biased toward multicellular organisms. It’s true that humans, along with mammals, birds,…

Science May 07

As species decline, so do the scientists who name them

Quentin Wheeler’s career can be traced back to a fascination with pond scum. Now president of SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Wheeler was 8 when he first peered through a microscope and saw the single-celled organisms known as…

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