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  1. BrainCraft Looks at Four Lesser-Known Scientific Discoveries (and the Rad Ladies that Made Them!)

    *Bill Nye voice:* NOW YOU KNOW!

    Go forth and wow everyone with your knowledge of achievements made by women in psychology, neuroscience, and biology!

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  2. Movies Manipulate Our Brains, Of Course, So Here’s PBS’ BrainCraft Talking Neurocinema

    Let PBS Digital Studios' BrainCraft explain a bit about neurocinema and contemplate the future interactivity of film.

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  3. Let This Neuroscientist Explain Some Of the Human Magic (Science) Of Baby Brains

    Must be all the pooping & crying.

    Babies might not be the best conversationalists, but their brains are pretty interesting.

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  4. One Nobel Recipient Accepted Her Prize Wearing A Gown Covered In Neurons That She Discovered

    As much as we don't want the fashion choices of the world's incredibly important scientists to necessarily overshadow their scientific achievements, you've got to admit that wearing a ballgown decked out in sequined examples of the very neurons you helped to discover is ridiculously awesome. It's like May-Britt Moser is a real-life Ms. Frizzle, except she uses her time and talent to help everyone, rather than send a bunch of ungrateful kids on impossible field trips.

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  5. Important Science News: Pacific Rim-Style Drifting Between Two People Is Totally Real

    See you in the drift.

    If you've always wanted to pilot your own Jaeger (and let's face it, who hasn't), have hope; for the first time ever, a study has proven that two people can transfer thoughts between their brains without the help of talking, writing, or any sort of invasive technology. I think I would like to name my Jaeger "Feminist Killjoy."

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  6. NBD, Just Lab-Grown 3D Material That Functions Like a Rat’s Brain

    But how long before they can grow Krang?

    Rat brains are notoriously hard to grow without them being part of an entire rat. Some new research from Tufts University in Boston might change that, as they've discovered a way to grow artificial brain tissue that functions similarly to the brain of a rat.

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  7. The World Science Festival Is Still Happening! Watch Today’s Events Live Right Here

    Because what's a Saturday without science?

    The 2014 World Science Festival started Thursday in Brooklyn, and continues throughout the weekend! If you can't make it to New York for all the goodness, don't worry - they've got livestreams for that, and you can check out today's events right here, at 2pm and 8pm EDT.

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  8. The Halo Headband Will Make You Smarter by Shocking Your Brain

    As apposed to other Halos that wipe out all sentient life.

    Currently, there is no excuse for using the tired phrase "put on your thinking cap," but the Halo headband is trying to change that. The small device sits on your skull and zaps your brain with electricity to increase your focus, which probably comes in handy when you're trying not to think about the headband you're wearing zapping your brain.

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  9. Apps That “Train Your Brain” Work, but Only Make You Better at Playing Them

    Kind of like how Temple Run doesn't make you a better runner.

    Games like Nintendo's Big Brain Academy and apps like Lumosity promise to help you train your brain, but a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience says such brain training activities only work at improving your ability to do the activities themselves.

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  10. Researchers Grow Tiny Human Brains In Lab

    "Guys, do you ever wonder if we're crossing lines into an ethical grey area where mankind was never meant to tread?" "Meh."

    Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences have done the impossible -- or at least the creepy and ill-advised -- and grown tiny miniature models of the human brain in a lab from stem cells. Don't worry, though. They haven't been networked together into a terrifying living computer. Y'know, yet.

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