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September 13, 2016


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Alphabetic Memory

Quiz: What comes before P in the alphabet? Unless you are particularly good at remembering sequences, you probably sang yourself a little song, but why?

July 15, 2016


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Fish Brains Have an Alerting System

DId you know your brain has an 'alerting system'? When it detects a change, it can trigger eye and head movements to gather more information.

July 11, 2014


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Those Who Don’t Like Music

As it turns out, not everyone loves music. How is this possible?

March 18, 2014


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Scared Of Snakes

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

November 5, 2013


A set of four crocheted brains

Genetic Error and the Big Brain Theory

Scientists believe human brain development is the result of genetic mutations that occurred millions of years ago.

June 10, 2013


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A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing

A hot shot attitude might annoy your friends and coworkers, but could it be dangerous too?

May 13, 2013



Time To Get Up!

How does the body know when to wake up? How does the body know when to fall asleep?

September 15, 2012


Scientists Restore Lost Cerebral Function In Non-Human Primates

Scientists have successfully employed a prosthesis to recoup lost brain power in lab monkeys. Could humans be next?

July 25, 2012


man scrunchs after stubbing toe

The Highways Of Pain

Find out how pain travels along the body's complex nerve highway.

April 16, 2012



The Supermarket Numbers Game

Dr. Brian Wansink of the University of Illinois Food & Brand Lab studied how people make decisions in stores.

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