Neuroscience in court: The painful truth
Brain-scanning techniques promise to give an objective measure of whether someone is in pain, but researchers question whether they are reliable enough for the courtroom.
Model citizens: How digital drug dealers and virtual users could help stop the opioid epidemic
Agent-based modelling offers opportunities to explore the complex social interactions at the heart of the addiction crisis.
Exclusive: Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ produce electrical patterns that resemble those of premature babies
Structures could help researchers to study the early stages of brain development disorders, including epilepsy.
Will we ever be able to buy a fair-trade smartphone?
The electronics industry has been accused of factory worker abuse and using conflict minerals – but it may be cleaning up its act