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Polydactylism: Six fingers and toes may be better than five

Scientific American | 
In a thrilling paper published recently in Nature Communications, researchers set out to study the abilities of people with extra fingers. This condition, known ...
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What’s that smell? How our brains detect and cope with all the odors we encounter

Scientific American | 
Olfactory neurons in your nose have evolved some 400 odor receptors, and each neuron contains only one. Receptors are tuned ...