Even when you know the placebo treatment isn't "real," believing it will make you feel better can ease emotional distress, a new study shows.
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Researchers gave a new robot a "brain", human-like "skin," and vision sensors. The result? A much smarter robot.
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"Reducing the amount of electrical power by an order of magnitude will eventually allow for at-home brain-machine interfaces."
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First responders who were at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 are at risk of developing dementia, two new studies show.
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"We assume our perception is a perfect reflection of the physical world around us, but this study shows that each of us has a unique visual fingerprint."
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A compound in pickled capers called quercetin can directly regulate proteins required for heartbeat, thought, muscular contraction, and more.
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