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Torture on the Brain

Flaying, burning, boiling, crushing, beating, ripping, and stabbing—the horror of physical torture throughout history is still cringe-worthy centuries later. But what about the effects of such torture on the...
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The Lie that Could Not Be Cloned

In 1979, University of Geneva Professor Karl Illmensee announced the success of a groundbreaking experiment: the cloning of mice from early embryos. Since 1952, scientists had repeatedly tried and failed to...
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Pepsi or Coke? Ask Your Brain

One of the age-old questions, as controversial as or Apple vs Microsoft or puppies vs kittens, was addressed in a famous neuroscience study: sixty-seven participants had their brains scanned while blindly...
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Caught Twice?

Fooling the Lie Detector: The Condom Thief When I was 10, I snuck into the TV room in our house to watch a bit of Ocean’s Thirteen with my older brothers. Before my parents discovered my own egregious...