Sharon Begley

For Sharon Begley's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Scientists pick top 10 new species of '15

World / Science & Health May 30, 2015

Scientists pick top 10 new species of '15

Some 18,000 species, great and small, were discovered in 2014, adding to the 2 million already known, scientists said recently, as they released a top 10 list that highlights the diversity of life. The 10 are "a reminder of the wonders awaiting us," said Quentin ...

First wiring diagram of mouse's brain unveiled

World / Science & Health Apr 5, 2014

First wiring diagram of mouse's brain unveiled

A year to the day after President Barack Obama announced a $100 million "BRAIN Initiative" to accelerate discoveries in how gray matter thinks, feels, remembers and sometimes succumbs to devastating diseases, scientists on Wednesday said they had achieved a key milestone toward that goal. Writing ...

World / Science & Health Apr 5, 2014

Crows offer clues to cognition

A species of crow native to islands east of Australia has long wowed scientists with its intelligence, and now it has shown it can solve at least one puzzle as well as the average 7-year-old child, scientists reported recently. Like other research on the cognitive ...