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March 18, 2014

 

Close-up of a yellow and black snake

Scared Of Snakes

Do you jump when you see a snake? Some scientists think there could be an evolutionary explanation.

March 3, 2014

 

A sleeping kitten

Why Do We Sleep?

We do it every night, but science still isn't sure exactly why we sleep.

February 10, 2014

 

A furry white dog's pink nose

The Smell Of Anxiety

According to new research, stress can profoundly affect the way our brains interpret olfactory signals.

January 20, 2014

 

Brain MRI

The Moving Thumb

On this A Moment Of Science, we'll teach you a simple trick that reveals how much interpretation goes into perception.

January 6, 2014

 

Over-exposed image of a tunnel with a bright light shining at one end

Near Death Experiences: Merely Electrical?

Could the dying brains of rats shed light on human near death experiences?

January 2, 2014

 

Chocolate bar on a white background

Chocolate Brain

Could having a sweet tooth be good for an aging brain?

December 25, 2013

 

Close up photo of a quirrel

Building Bigger Brains

Our presence could be causing the brains of non-human animals to grow.

December 10, 2013

 

A cardinal, a type of bird known for its singing, perches on a branch.

Sleeping Song Birds

Birds not only sing in their sleep, but they also dream in song.

November 29, 2013

 

A TV screen and a lightbulb hover over a pair of bloodshot, sleep-deprived eyes.

The Costs of Sleep Deprivation

ATTENTION Night Owls! Losing sleep takes a serious toll on your health and safety.

November 22, 2013

 

A bee clings to a twig with it's mouth, and appears to be resting.

Do Bugs Sleep?

Sorry BUGS, your brain isn't equipped for REM sleep, or any sleep for that matter.

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