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Our Brains Are Way More Active Than We Thought

Source: New York Post

According to a study published in Science, dendrites are responsible for generating around 90 percent of the brain’s electrical activity.

Scratching That Itch: Tests on Mice Show Urge Is Hard-Wired Into Brain

Source: The Guardian

Research suggests the reason for contagious itching is not linked to empathy.

This Year's Best Science Photos Are So Good They're Basically Art

Source: Gizmodo

Enjoy this beautiful gallery of the finalists for the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards.

Prize for Cracking Brain's 'Feel Good' System

Source: BBC

Three UK-based scientists have won The Brain Prize -- worth 1 Million Euros -- for studying the brain's reward center. Their work helps understand our drive to shop, eat or even land on the moon.

What Happens to Your Brain When You Give up Sugar

Source: CNN

Can the brain become addicted to sugar? Does the brain go through "sugar withdrawal"?