Intuitively, you probably already know that music is a powerful memory trigger. Just shuffle through your favorite playlists and you’ll probably land on a few nostalgic tunes that take you back to high school, your first love, or that perfect summer vacation. Now a recent study proves that music, memory, and emotion are linked in the brain, and the research could have implications for the therapy of Alzheimer’s patients.
This Little Piggie:The piglets rest after their delivery.
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In the search for disease treatments, the next best thing to human guinea pigs is, well, actual pigs. Believe it or not, their skin and cardiovascular, digestive, urinary and central nervous systems are all very similar to ours.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.