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Amishi Jha: How Can We Pay Better Attention To Our Attention?

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The debate over whether an audio clip says "yanny" or "laurel" is tearing the Internet apart. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Noisy Clip

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This Is Your Brain On Ads: How Media Companies Hijack Your Attention

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Scientists placed two clusters of cultured forebrain cells side by side (each cluster the size of a head of a pin) in the lab. Within days, the minibrains had fused and particular neurons (in green) migrated from the left side to the right side, as groups of cells do in a real brain. Courtesy of Pasca lab/Stanford University hide caption

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Tiny Lab-Grown 'Brains' Raise Big Ethical Questions

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Dan Ariely has found that "what separates honest people from not-honest people is not necessarily character, it's opportunity." Gary Waters /Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Everybody Lies, And That's Not Always A Bad Thing

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Crickets And Cannibals: Unpacking The Complicated Emotion Of Disgust

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Daniel Kahneman On Misery, Memory, And Our Understanding Of The Mind

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Fresh and dried yeast. It might not look like much, but it has shaped the way we eat and live, according to a new book. Maximilian Stock Ltd./Getty Images hide caption

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Magdalena Neuner of Germany enjoys a glass of Erdinger nonalcoholic beer after a medal ceremony at the biathlon world championships in Ruhpolding, Germany, in 2012. Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new trend largely emerging from Bavaria: nonalcoholic athletic recovery beers. Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images hide caption

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If "I Love You" candy hearts aren't imaginative enough, you can always consider "Stank Love" or "Sweat Poo." Melissa Deakin Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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Candy Heart Messages Getting Stale? Computer-Generated Options Are No Help

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Lost In Translation: The Power Of Language To Shape How We View The World

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A block of Tomme de Savoie cheese ages with a sweater of Mucor lanceolatus fungal mold. Mucor itself doesn't have a strong taste, but more flavorful bacteria can travel far and wide along its hyphae — the microscopic, branched tendrils that fungi use to bring in nutrients. Benjamin Wolfe/Benjamin Wolfe hide caption

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Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump exemplify our contradictory feelings about the rich and famous. As Hidden Brain explores this week, we idolize the powerful, but also relish their downfall. D Dipasupil/WireImage hide caption

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The Power Hour

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Alan Alda Wants Us To Have Better Conversations

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Color really does impact our perception of taste — even if the ingredients are otherwise the same, scientists say. It's something candy companies use to their advantage. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Researcher Elizabeth Currid-Halkett says celebrity can be boiled down to a simple formula. Caiaimage/Sam Edwards/Getty Images/Caiaimage hide caption

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Never Go To Vegas, And Other Unspoken Rules Of Being An A-Lister

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Jamie Bartlett: What Goes On In The Secrecy Of The Dark Web?

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How Scientists Are Growing Mini Brains In Petri Dishes For Experiments

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