Sciences



April 2, 2020

Watson Winner Radiates Confidence

Neuroscience major Stephanie Gee ’20 wins a Watson Fellowship to explore effects of radiation.

By Romel Hernandez

March 11, 2020

Rewiring the Brain’s Addiction Circuit

Reed psychologists pinpoint a neuropeptide that blunts the craving for alcohol in rats.


March 9, 2020

Teaming Up With June, July, and August

Reed helps students take advantage of a valuable resource—summertime.


January 6, 2020

Battle of the Brain Theories

Reed psych prof will act as referee in high-stakes showdown between two leading models of consciousness.


December 17, 2019

Positive Associations

Students in Math 113 investigate a curious polytope.

December 3, 2019

The Paradox of Wildfire

The American West is burning. Can we find a way to prevent forest fires without actually making them worse?

November 19, 2019

Reed Astrophysicist Named Outstanding Educator

Prof. Alison Crocker is the recipient of the Swanson Promise Award

October 15, 2019

Phytoplankton in a Warming World

Reed biologists plumb the secrets of the tiny organisms that produce half the planet’s oxygen.

September 27, 2019

Reed Leads the Pack In STEM PhDs

New report ranks Reed No. 1 in the nation for STEM grads who go on to earn PhDs.

July 24, 2019

Students Find Glaring Discrepancy in US News Rankings

Study reveals the steep penalty that the rankings giant imposes on Reed.

July 8, 2019

Hotter Summers Spell Catastrophe for Fish

Biology thesis predicts that catastrophic fish die-offs will quadruple in Wisconsin lakes by 2100.

May 30, 2019

The Molecule Bender

Sculptor Byron Rubin ’65 traces the fateful symmetries that govern life—and death.

May 29, 2019

Too Much Treatment

Many doctors misread lab results, according to Dan Morgan ’96, leading to unnecessary care.

May 21, 2019

The Enigma of Consciousness

Neuroscience researchers win grant to investigate the machinery of awareness.