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Sleep paralysis and why it may mean more than we thought

Annette Choi | NOVA Next | 
Sleep paralysis affects millions every year, and studies estimate that more than half of the global population will experience at ...
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Could studies on gene differences lead teachers to unfairly favor ‘more educatable’ students?

Aparna Nathan | NOVA Next | 
Educational paths are extremely varied, almost as unique as people themselves. They’re influenced by a complex slew of factors, and ...
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Mapping the human brain requires a supercomputer like Aurora 21

Samia Bouzid | NOVA Next | 
In an effort to understand, on the finest level, what makes us human, [Bobby Kasthuri has] set out to create ...

How artificial intelligence might learn about human emotion

Christina Couch | NOVA Next | 
In 1998, while looking for topics for her Master’s thesis at the American University in Cairo, [Rana] el Kaliouby stumbled ...
Why we hallucinate--and why it's not always a bad thing

Why we hallucinate–and why it’s not always a bad thing

Bianca Datta | NOVA Next | 
Hallucinations are often distressing—a suggestion that something is amiss in our brains. But new research suggests we’re all susceptible to ...
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‘No proof’ dogs can be trained to detect seizures

Nicole Lou | NOVA Next | 
When Angel the yellow Labrador starts barking in Sarah Specht’s house, the countdown begins. She must find her 7-year-old son ...
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Using CRISPR to drive genes through a population likely to lead to ‘resistance’ in organisms

Veronique Greenwood | NOVA Next | 
We might finally be able to beat evolution at its own game. Using the gene editing tool CRISPR...biologists can arrange ...
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What is a ‘healthy’ microbiome?

Ed Yong | NOVA Next | 
A group of culturally isolated villagers in the Amazon may hold the key to showing us what a healthy microbiome, ...
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