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This Is Your Brain On Sex

This Is Your Brain On Sex

She did not often have such strong emotions. But she suddenly felt powerless against her passion and the desire to throw herself into the arms of the cousin whom she saw at a family funeral. “It can only be because of that patch,” said Marianne, a participant in a multinational tr

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Size isn't everything

Size isn’t everything

OVERSIZED brains are to humans what trunks are to elephants and elaborate tail feathers are to peacocks - our defining glory. What would we be without our superlative, gargantuan, neuron-packed brains? Like Donald Trump without his towers, Simon Cowell without his sneering put-downs or Bridget Jo

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Scientists See Inside the Minds of Dreamers

Scientists See Inside the Minds of Dreamers

In the movie "Inception," the characters enter and manipulate other people's dreams. Today's real scientists can't do that, but by using brain imaging technology, they are getting closer to being able to tell whether a person is doing math calculations, talking, reading, or is frightened in thei

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9-year-old girl saves Family From House Fire

9-year-old girl saves Family From House Fire

A 9-year-old Saginaw girl is credited with saving her family from a morning fire. Firefighters said Jazonnie Ried’s quick thinking helped all six members of her family escape without injury. "I was asleep and the smoke woke me up," Jazonnie said. "I told my mom and she made all of

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Mother's phone call 'can be as soothing as a hug'

Mother’s phone call ‘can be as soothing as a hug’

The working mother who cannot be at home to cuddle a distraught child can relax - her voice on the phone soothes as much as a hug, a study suggests. US researchers put more than 60 girls in a stressful situation and monitored their hormonal responses when they were either phoned or hugged afte

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survives without food or water for decades

survives without food or water for decades

A team of military doctors backed by country’s National Defence Research Centre is studying an 83-year-old holy man who claims to have spent seven decades surviving without food or water. The long-haired and bearded yogi, Prahlad Jani, has been sealed in a hospital in the western city

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Mayor Donates Kidney to Facebook Friend

Mayor Donates Kidney to Facebook Friend

Politicians long ago discovered the uses of Facebook. East Haven Mayor April Capone Almon found something else there: a constituent who needed her kidney. Capone Almon, 35, had more than 1,600 "friends" on Facebook last year when she saw one of them, Carlos Sanchez, post a status update sayin

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