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The reason some people are left-handed could have nothing to do with the brain

The answer to why some people are left handed could lie in your spinal cord, according to some research.

Elephants can smell quantity, a study suggests. It’s a new level of olfactory prowess.

Elephants in a recent study picked out larger amounts of seeds by smell alone. Some could smell the difference between 150 and 180 sunflower seeds.

Elon Musk finally took the wraps off his new brain microchip company that plans to connect people’s brains to the internet by next year

Elon Musk's secretive brain microchip company held an event on Tuesday night detailing the work it's been doing. Here's everything we learned!

NTU scientists create new method to detect acute kidney failure early – and it could help stop the disease in its tracks

Current diagnostic platforms fail to detect the "early stage, pre-morbid changes" that underlie the disease, NTU said.

One-third of Americans admit that they don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. Here’s why you should.

Public restrooms are covered in fecal bacteria. The CDC recommends you wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds to stay clean.

Cockroaches are becoming resistant to common insecticides, which could make them nearly impossible to exterminate

Cockroaches appear to be passing insecticide resistance to their offspring. A group of researchers could not kill them with the best treatments.

If Spider-Man’s web is anything like spider silk, it’s surprisingly realistic

If Spider-Man's web was anything like real spider silk, then his web-slinging antics are surprisingly realistic.
It's no secret that women are constantly cold in offices.

Women are more productive in warmer offices because it makes their brains perform better

Researchers from the US and Germany found that women are better at mathematical and verbal tasks at higher temperatures.
Cognitive neuroscientist Sahar Yousef explains how we can hack our brains to get more done.

10 ways to trick your brain into being more productive, according to a neuroscientist

Ditch your open office, drink coffee strategically, and put your smartphone away to trick your brain into getting more done.
Rosalind Franklin did not get the recognition she deserved.

Meet the woman who helped discover DNA — and whose work was nearly forgotten by history

Her work was pivotal in discovering DNA's structure, but she never received credit for it during her lifetime.