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  1. Brain

    Tongues ‘taste’ water by sensing sour

    Water doesn’t taste like much, but our tongues need to detect it somehow. They may do it by sensing acid, a new study shows.

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  2. Brain

    Scientists Say: Amygdala

    Named after the Greek word for “almond,” the amygdala helps us process emotions, make decisions and form memories.

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  3. Brain

    Brains learning together act the same

    When students are all focused on the same thing, their brainwaves look the same, a new study shows.

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  4. Brain

    When is an epileptic seizure about to strike?

    Two high-school research projects suggest ways to identify early warnings of a coming epileptic seizure. This might give people time to free themselves from potentially dangerous activities.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Just viewing super-size meals can promote overeating

    Large portions of food dampen activity in a brain area involved in self-control, a new study shows.

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  6. Brain

    Among mice, scratching is catching — as in contagious

    Contagious itching spreads by sight, mouse-to-mouse. Scientists have now identified brain structures behind this phenomenon.

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  7. Tech

    Cool Jobs: Doing real science in virtual worlds

    Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers. Scientists are using VR technology to tackle real-world problems.

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