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Why do brains need sleep? These ‘twinkling’ star-shaped cells may help us find out
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Turn any magazine into a flashlight with this optical illusion
This image wiggles when you scroll—or does it?
Solving the medical mystery of a brain that sees numbers as spaghetti
Your kids aren’t growing up too quickly, but your brain sure thinks they are
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Time isn’t real. Here’s how people capitalized on that.
No one knows what a perfect night’s sleep actually looks like
Here’s why your brain is so bad at those ‘spot the difference’ games