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Marion Ecob-Prince obituary
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Tony Prince

01, Mar, 2024 @5:16 PM

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The big idea: should we all be putting chips in our brains?
Implants like Elon Musk’s Neuralink offer great promise, but come with massive ethical questions

Anil Seth

26, Feb, 2024 @12:30 PM

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Is it possible to think about nothing?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

25, Feb, 2024 @2:01 PM

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Take it from a neuroscientist: searching for a ‘male’ and ‘female’ brain is a waste of time | Gina Rippon
Arguments about sex differences in the brain have raged for centuries. Surely there are more urgent questions, says Gina Rippon, an emeritus professor at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University

Gina Rippon

22, Feb, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Gift of the gab: how to become a supercommunicator
For some, the art of conversation remains elusive and awkward. But others find it easy to put people at their ease and steer their way through difficult topics without giving offence. Charles Duhigg asks how they do it – and whether we can get better at it

Will Coldwell

18, Feb, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Go with your gut: the science and psychology behind our sense of intuition
From deciding where to have lunch to choosing to walk away from a danger you haven’t even identified yet, intuition plays a part in all our lives

Bianca Nogrady

17, Feb, 2024 @11:00 PM

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Adam Sillito obituary
Visual neuroscientist who transformed the Institute of Ophthalmology in London into a world-class centre of excellence

Penny Warren

14, Feb, 2024 @5:37 PM

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Jibes about Joe Biden’s age shine light on issues facing older politicians
Description of US president as an ‘elderly man with a poor memory’ in an official report provoked outraged defence from the White House

Ian Sample Science editor

09, Feb, 2024 @4:58 PM

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‘That’s just normal forgetting’: the difference between memory loss and dementia – and how to protect your brain
The odd memory lapse is no big deal – so when should we start to worry? Experts explain, and share the best ways to stay sharp

Amy Fleming

26, Jan, 2024 @11:00 AM

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World-first blood test for brain cancer may increase survival rates, say experts
Inexpensive test can help diagnose even ‘inaccessible’ tumours earlier, speeding up treatment and improving outcomes

Andrew Gregory Health editor

26, Jan, 2024 @12:01 AM

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Glug! Braap! Phlank! Why the sound of dinner matters
The spring-fresh zzzzest of a supermarket lemon. The noisy kiss a last squeeze from a squeezed-out bottle of honey makes. Sound can be as strong a reminder of meals as smell

Danny Wallace

21, Jan, 2024 @1:00 PM

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Biological changes in brain may help in getting over an ex, study finds
Research with paired voles found surges in pleasure hormone dopamine subsided after period of separation

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

12, Jan, 2024 @4:00 PM

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