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The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn’t Get Enough...

The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to...

Yanny or Laurel? Strange Audio Clip Explained.

I heard "laurel." But my coworker heard "yanny." Welcome to "the dress" debate of 2018.If you were on Twitter today, you also likely heard...

We Might Finally Know The Cause of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome is common, it can be debilitating, and it's the main cause of female infertility worldwide. Yet despite years of research and...

The Rorschach Test Is More Accurate Than You Think

This story appears in the September 2017 issue ofNational Geographic magazine.In a small town in Switzerland in 1917, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach began carefully splattering...

Children who play football before age 12 show CTE-related symptoms much...

A new study published in Annals of Neurology found kids who start playing tackle football before age 12 will, on average, develop cognitive and...

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the structure of our brains.What they discovered...

High Science

This story appeared in the June 2015 issue ofNational Geographic magazine.There's nothing new about cannabis, of course. It's been around humankind pretty much forever.In...

‘Sea Nomads’ Are First Known Humans Genetically Adapted to Diving

If you hold your breath and plunge your face into a tub water, your body automatically triggers what's called the diving response. Your heart...

Scientists Have Discovered a New Stem Cell That Could Heal Brain...

A newly discovered type of stem cell could help brains repair themselves from injury or even debilitating diseases like Alzheimer's, according to the latest...

Old people can produce as many new brain cells as teenagers

THOMAS DEERINCK, NCMIR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYOld age may have its downsides, but losing the ability to grow new brain cells isn't one: healthy people in...