Speaking our your fears may help you face them. [Image credit: learnamericanenglishonline.com]

Researchers at the University California, Los Angeles, have found that saying your fears before facing them actually reduces the fear itself.

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Researches have inserted a gene into mice that couldn’t smell which restores their ability to perceive odors.

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Crosstalk between two halves of a brain region has shown to be linked to arithmetic ability.

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This age-old conflict runs deep enough for evolution to have acted upon it! [Image Credit: towntopics]

Why do women stop reproducing around the age of 50? Conflict between mother-in-law and daughter-in law could explain this to an extent, according to evolutionary theory.

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Sleeping might be less wasteful that you thought. [Image Credit: wikipedia]

How much can our brain take in while we are sleeping? New experiments have shown that our brain can process smells and sounds that are presented during sleep, and remember this information on waking up.

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It isn't just sperm that is present in semen. A protein called NGF might stimulate production of eggs for the sperm to fuse with. [Image Credit: biology.ucsd.edu]

A protein in male semen can act on the female brain stimulating it to produce eggs.

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The four building blocks of DNA, also called bases (shown in green, red, yellow and blue) can be used as effective storage devices. [Image Credit: restlessmindboosters]

Books in a few decades might not be stored in their physical forms, or even in soft copies, but stored in the very molecules that design our body- DNA.

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MASER

Did you know that the LASER had an older cousin that amplified microwaves instead of light. New research has breathed new life into use this old technology and may someday be as useful as LASERs are today.

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The thick vessel is an artery in the brain of a mouse. In green is cerebrospinal fluid in a channel along the outside of the artery. [Image Credit: University of Rochester medical Center]

Researchers have discovered a hitherto unknown network of channels in the brain that help carry out excess proteins and solutes from brain tissue. These channels could be manipulated to control the movement of drugs, or harmful substances in disease.

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Burmese Python

A record breaking Burmese python has been found in the Florida Everglades. See what other startling finds the researchers make.

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A singing mouse is being studied to identify the functions of a gene that plays a role in human language. Of mice and men, indeed!

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As an update to a previous article about trees producing greenhouse gases, I get a chance to interview Yale Ph.D. Candidate, Kristofer Covey.

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Homo rudolfensis skull [Image Credit: Ohio State University]

The discovery of a new human-like fossil suggests that our ancestral species might have had cousins of their own.

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Research shows that diseased trees producing methane may be a significant contributor to greenhouse gasses and climate change.

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The Tagish Lake Meteorite, which showed an excess of 'L' aspartic acid, an amino acid. [Image Credit: wikipedia]

It has long been known that molecules within living organisms also possess the property of asymmetry, also called chirality.. An excess of ‘L’ amino acids, thought to be a property of life, have now been found in meteorites, which represent the universe before the origins of life.

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