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  1. science of us
    The Joy of Misreading ThingsOn finding absurdity in accidentally garbled phrases.
  2. swellness
    Are Mushrooms the Best Brain Food?The Cut spoke with an expert about fungi’s surprising cognitive benefits.
  3. science
    Do We Need to Worry About Pig Zombies?Scientists have revived cells from the brains of dead pigs.
  4. science of us
    Why Do I Want to Smoosh This Cute Baby Seal?And why we “can’t handle” them.
  5. teens
    There’s Another Big Window for Learning After ChildhoodYour brain keeps changing.
  6. animals
    Here Is a Man Tickling Rats for ScienceIt’s part of a study about how and why animals laugh, which can help explain the neurological roots of emotion.
  7. Teen Brains Are Primed for Learning From LifeTeens combine memory processes that adults keep separate, which is nuts.
  8. Rage-Filled Brains Are Wired to ExplodeIt’s about how two regions of the brain connect — or don’t.
  9. Bird Brains Are Packed With a Ridiculous Number of NeuronsIt’s why they’re so smart. Duh.
  10. People With High ‘Emotional Granularity’ Are Better at Being SadAnd why “righteous indignation” is healthier than “anger.”
  11. bilingualism
    The ‘Bilingual Advantage’ May Not Actually Be a ThingA study casts some doubts.
  12. Hey, ScarJo: Everybody Uses More Than 10 Percent of Their BrainsAn impatient debunking of the tired, tired myth at the heart of the upcoming film Lucy.
  13. brains
    ‘Hard-Wired’ Sex Differences: Basically MeaninglessEspecially if we’re going to keep treating men and women differently either way.
  14. things are looking upton
    Forget Fat; Kate Upton Isn’t Dumb, Either“I’m always like, I’m about to pull something on you, and you’re so focused on thinking I’m dumb you’re not even going to know.”