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We interviewed award-winning neuroscientist and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuroscience, Prof. Marina Picciotto, to find out about: her career, work-life balance, the importance of good science communication and what she thinks needs to be done to encourage more women to pursue a STEM career.

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Marvin Minsky: Health, population and the human mind

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Marvin Minsky's arch, eclectic, charmingly offhand talk on health, overpopulation and the human mind.

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Measuring 'Anticipation' in the Brain

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Macaques have a brain-scan while watching a computer that presents them with dots.

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10 Things We Didn't Know Last Week - 13 July 2018

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A round-up of the biggest science stories from this week.

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10 Tips on How to Fall Asleep Fast

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We spend a third of our lives asleep. Good quality sleep is fundamental for our health and well-being. This infographic describes how to improve your sleep health and get to sleep in ten easy steps.

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The Puzzle of Axonal Geometry May Have Been Solved, Could Influence Machine Learning

The Puzzle of Axonal Geometry May Have Been Solved, Could Influence Machine Learning

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Why are axons, the spindly arms extending from neurons that transmit information from neuron to neuron in the brain, designed the way they are?

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Availability of Brain Tumor Surgery Dye Increases for NHS Patients
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A chemical dye that lights up brain tumours during surgery should be available to more NHS patients in England, according to the National Institute for Health and Care and Excellence (NICE).

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked to Shape of Brain's Cerebellum
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Structural differences in the cerebellum may be linked to some aspects of autism spectrum disorder, according to a neuroimaging study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).

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Evolution of a Central Brain Circuit Underlies Mate Preference
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Scientists have mapped an unexpected path in which evolution arranged for animals to choose the correct partner.

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The Ionic Basis for Electrosensation In Sharks and Skates

The Ionic Basis for Electrosensation In Sharks and Skates

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Neuroscientists have identified the ionic basis for electroreception in sharks and their relatives, skates.

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Italian Study Shows Being a Child of Same-Sex Parents Does Not Affect Your Development
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Study shows no difference in the development of children from same-sex couples compared to different-sex couples.

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Cannabis Oil for Epilepsy – What You Need to Know
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A small number of studies have shown that adding cannabis oil to existing medication may be effective in devastating, hard-to-treat epilepsy in children and adolescents.

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What Lies Behind Ghosts, Demons and Aliens – According to Sleep Researchers
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Sleep scientists can explain the things that go 'bump' in the night

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