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A taste for sweet – an anthropologist explains the evolutionary origins...

Stephen Wooding, University of California, Merced The sweetness of sugar is one of life’s great pleasures. People’s love for sweet is so visceral, food...

Nocturnal dinosaurs: Night vision and superb hearing in a small theropod...

Lars Schmitz, Scripps College; Jonah Choiniere, University of the Witwatersrand, and Roger Benson, University of Oxford Today, barn owls,...

Do dogs really see in just black and white?

Nancy Dreschel, Pennsylvania State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to...

Synthetic odors created by activating brain cells help neuroscientists understand how...

Edmund Chong, New York University When you experience something with your senses, it evokes complex patterns of activity in your brain. One important goal in...

What’s lost when we’re too afraid to touch the world around...

Chunjie Zhang, University of California, Davis During one of my daily walks with my toddler, when we passed his favorite playground, I noticed a new...

Why a computer will never be truly conscious

Subhash Kak, Oklahoma State University Many advanced artificial intelligence projects say they are working toward building a conscious machine, based on the idea that brain...

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