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Your liver is always less than three years old or younger

June 27th, 2022

The liver is an amazing organ. Not only is it capable of regenerating itself to repair damage from toxins, like alcohol, but the liver apparently never ages, either. According to new research, the liver is almost always just under three years old. The concept of liver age has been a medical conundrum for decades. Studying …

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Crazy experiment shows humans can learn to echolocate like bats

June 22nd, 2022

When you think of echolocation, you probably think of bats or dolphins. But echolocation has also been used as a way for blind people to navigate, too. Despite the skill’s usefulness, few blind people have actually learned how to use echolocation. Now, though, researchers say humans can learn echolocation in as little as 10 weeks. …

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Revolutionary digital Alzheimer’s drug is powered by music

June 10th, 2022

Music can quite literally light up your whole brain. That’s because as the music plays into your ears, it taps into your emotions. This results in songs making you feel happy, sad, calm, angry, and even a slew of other emotional responses. What you might not have guessed, though, is that music can possibly act …

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Scientists may have identified a key biological marker in psychopaths

June 4th, 2022

Scientists may have discovered a biological way to tell the difference between psychopaths and non-psychopathic people. The biological marker is essentially a difference in the way that certain parts of the brain form in psychopathic persons. As a result of this research, they now believe the size of a person’s striatum could be a psychopathic …