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Emily Singer Guest Contributor

I write about the brain and other strange natural phenomena.

  • Why Some Kids Are Smarter

    A large-scale study of brain development pinpoints the anatomical changes that are linked to IQ.


  • Will the Bird Flu Jump to Humans?

    Scientists have new tools to predict how the virus might make the leap, but the move may be more difficult than they thought.

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  • A One-Two Punch for Alzheimer's

    An enzyme has been identified that can target both major markers of Alzheimer’s, providing a new venue for drug development.

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  • Brain Trainer

    How to conquer cognitive decline, one game at a time.


  • New Gene-Hunting Tricks

    The current explosion in genetic information is allowing scientists to search for genes involved in complex diseases.

  • The Egg Hunt Is On

    A shortage of human eggs is likely to be the biggest barrier for U.S. scientists who want to create cloned stem cells.


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