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A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Try to look inside the brain, and you're not going to get very far. But photoacoustic imaging may be a solution for the shortcomings of conventional imaging. It uses lasers to make the brain sing.

"It now pays to get a lot of pleasure out of a little bit of sugar," says Danielle Reed, a scientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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The Gene For Sweet: Why We Don't All Taste Sugar The Same Way

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Some of Alaska's wildfires are dramatic: flames, vast plumes of smoke and firefighting battles. Here, on June 17, a helicopter releases hundreds of gallons of water onto the Stetson Creek Fire near Cooper Landing, Alaska. But even fires that look far quieter, like they're all burned out, can continue to smolder underground — and pose a dangerous threat to permafrost. Sgt. Balinda O'Neal/U.S. Army National Guard/AP hide caption

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Beneath Alaskan Wildfires, A Hidden Threat: Long-Frozen Carbon's Thaw

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Red Giant Kodomo

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A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

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Main Title/Closing Theme/The Corbomite ... [Theme from Star Trek] Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Star Trek the Next Generation/Main Title Dennis McCarthy
Yaruse Nakio No Beat Number Girl

In the video "Does Islam Encourage Violence?" Imam Omar Atia (left) and Zac Parsons discuss modern perceptions of Islam. Screenshot/Reclamation Studios via Youtube hide caption

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Moderate Muslims Counter ISIS Propaganda With Their Own Media Strategy

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Field Day Shigeto

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Discover A Trove Of Hollywood Treasures At The Motion Picture Academy Library

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Hooray for Hollywood John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra
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A security gap on Android, the most popular smartphone operating system, was discovered by security experts in a lab and is so far not widely exploited. iStockphoto hide caption

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Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text

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