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'Kinder Treatments in Pipeline' for Child Brain Cancer

Source: BBC

Researchers have found there are seven types of the most common malignant child brain cancer - paving the way for more precise, "kinder" treatments.

Chips Off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Design Cues From Human Brains

Source: New York Times

New technologies are testing the limits of computer semiconductors. To deal with that, researchers have gone looking for ideas from nature.

This Is Your Brain on Art

Source: The Washington Post

Art is considered the domain of the heart, but its transporting effects start in the brain, where intricate systems perceive and interpret it with dazzling speed.

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

Source: TIME

Why do your dreams take the particular shape that they do?

Rat Brains Seen Replaying Scary Memories As They Sleep

Source: New Scientist

Have we had our first peek at the source of nightmares? When rats are given a fright while they are awake, the fear centre of their brains gets reactivated when they next go to sleep.