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Why are left-handed people excluded from brain research?

About 10 percent of people prefer to use their left hand for everyday activities, like writing, a percentage that's remained ...
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Congenital blindness appears to offer protection against schizophrenia. Researchers trying to figure out why.

No person who was born blind has ever been diagnosed with schizophrenia. … This is especially surprising, since congenital blindness ...
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Replacing the ‘magic mushroom’: Engineered bacteria more efficient at producing hallucinogenic compound psilocybin

Psilocybin mushrooms, popularly known as magic mushrooms, are famous as psychedelic purveyors of trippy epiphanies and cathartic giggle fits. But ...
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Making the case for a sixth major mass extinction–the end-Guadalupian event

Life on Earth has diversified into countless forms over the course of billions of years, but it hasn’t always been ...
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How did this bird evolve into existence again after disappearing 136,000 years ago?

The Aldabra white-throated rail, a flightless bird that lives on its namesake atoll in the Indian Ocean, doesn’t look like ...