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The best science-y jigsaw puzzles for this most auspicious National Puzzle Day
NASA’s Space Shuttle Orbiter, in 435 pieces.
Here’s why you can’t tickle yourself
Your brain knows the difference.
Why don’t I have to think about breathing?
You inhale so automatically that you might not even realize how you know to do it in the first place.
Brain-eating amoebas are spreading—and that’s just as bad as it sounds
Here's everything you never wanted to know about the subject.
How alcohol does—and doesn’t—affect your memory
Blacking out isn't always a binary thing.
The CDC just released new concussion guidelines for kids. Here’s what you need to know.
How much rest is enough?
Your first memory probably isn’t yours, no matter how real it seems
Around 40 percent of us may have a fictional recollection as our “first” memory.
Why our brains see the world as ‘us’ versus ‘them’—and what to do about it
Our brains are wired to build walls, but we do our best work when we knock them down.
If you grow a brain in a lab, will it have a mind of its own?
As our ability to create organs expands, ethical questions come into play.
These techniques are proven to boost certain cognitive functions
Included: how memory athletes stuff their noggins with so much knowledge.