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Swearing Off Pain

By | January 1, 2018

Author Emma Byrne runs down the benefits of cursing, among them an enhanced ability to withstand pain.

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In Situ Hybridization Explained

By | December 1, 2017

Profilee Joseph Gall of the Carnegie Institute describes the process, which he developed in the 1960s.

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Memory Master

By | November 1, 2017

Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis reveals some of his memory-training tactics.

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Why Are Some People Altruistic?

By | November 1, 2017

Researcher Abigail Marsh tells the tale of her very personal brush with extreme altruism.

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Introducing Batman

By | October 1, 2017

Daniel Kish, who is blind, uses vocal clicks to navigate the world by echolocation.

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Watch This Biofilm

By | October 1, 2017

Researchers encoded moving images in DNA within living cells.

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Brain Bugs

By | September 1, 2017

Neuropharmacologist John Cryan of University College of Cork in Ireland explains the links between the microbiome and the central nervous system.

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Brain Freeze

By | June 1, 2017

Meet one child saved from brain damage by cooling therapy.

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Myelin Basics

By | May 1, 2017

May Profilee Ben Barres of Stanford University discusses how understanding the basic biology of myelination could help patients with multiple sclerosis and other diseases.

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Singing Through Tone Deafness

By | March 17, 2017

Author Tim Falconer didn't take his congenital amusia lying down. With the help of neuroscientists and vocal coaches, he tried to teach himself to sing against all odds.

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