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Neuroscientists listened in on people’s brains for a week. They found order and chaos.

The study shows that our brains exist between chaos and stability—a finding that could be used to help tweak them either way.

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Some regions of your brain can communicate faster as you age

Signals between some regions of the brain may be fastest at age 34, while transmission in other areas gets steadily faster with age. Understanding this may improve our knowledge of neurodevelopmental conditions such as schizophrenia

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86% of People Can See This Optical Illusion. Are You One of Them?

A team of psychologists studied people's reactions to this optical illusion to find out how our bodies react to our minds being tricked.

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Brain Signals Associated With OCD Discovered by Scientists For First Time


Scientists have been able to observe brain activity linked with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in more detail than ever before – and if these neural signals can be identified, it opens up the possibility of being able to change them as well.

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The new science of sleep: Everything we know about how it affects your health and brain

Sleep expert, professor of neuroscience and author of Why we sleep Dr Matthew Walker explores the ways sleep can benefit our brains and health.

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What happened to NASA’s spacecraft after it dropped off the Perseverance rover?

After delivering the Perseverance rover to the surface of Mars, NASA's spacecraft was last seen disappearing into the martian dust. So where did it go?

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Scientists make major breakthrough in search for aliens – and its first discovery is a disappointment

Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the search for alien life – but its first discovery has proved disappointing for anyone hoping to meet extraterrestrials.

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The American Museum of Natural History Is Hosting a Virtual Field Trip to Mars

If you're looking for a change of scenery, join the American Museum of Natural History on May 8 to explore the surface of Mars without leaving home.

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NASA Study Subjects Are Getting Paid $18,500 to Stay in Bed for Two Months | Mental Floss

NASA and ESA are testing the effectiveness of artificial gravity by paying 24 lucky volunteers to stay in bed all day.

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Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here's Why.

When it comes to tracing your roots through your genes, biological siblings may have less in common than many people expect.