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Is It True That the Pill Causes Brain Tumors?

Source: The Guardian

Contraceptive use is very common, and brain tumors are very rare, so when a study finds an association between the two, understanding the risk is key.

‘Brain Drinks’ Might Make You Less Smart

Source: WIRED

The claims of brain-branded drinks are not backed by scientific trials.

Scientists Upload a Worm's Mind into a Lego Robot

Source: CNN

A humble roundworm is leading the race in artificial intelligence, showing that it may be possible one day to upload our brains to a computer.

Study Shows Brain Stores Seemingly Trivial Memories, Just in Case

Source: New York Times

The new research suggests that human memory keeps sights, sounds and observations in cold storage for a time in case they become useful later on.

Crowdsourcing Study of 30,000 Images Connects Genes to Brain Size

Source: MIT Technology Review

DNA data and medical images were combined to find genetic links to brain anatomy.

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