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Face It, Your Brain Is a Computer

SCIENCE has a poor track record when it comes to comparing our brains to the technology of the day. Descartes thought that the brain was a kind of hydraulic pump, propelling the spirits of the nervous system through the body. Freud compared the brain to a steam engine. The neuroscientist ...

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Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories. The beverage giant has teamed up with influential scientists who are advancing this message in medical journals, at ...

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This Company Is Trying To Make More Perfect Babies

Last month, 30-year-old Alicia Routh got an email from the fertility clinic where she had previously donated dozens of her eggs. The email was sent out to 40 donors whose eggs are frozen in test tubes at the Pacific Northwest Fertility clinic in Seattle. “How are you Alicia?” the email ...

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