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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (left) and then-Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James scramble for a loose ball during Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Beck Diefenbach/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Researcher Alexandra Horowitz plays with her dogs Finnegan and Upton. She studies how dog's sense of smell influences their view of the world. Vegar Abelsnes/ Courtesy of Alexandra Horowitz hide caption

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Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach

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A newly discovered neural circuit in the brain of the common fruit fly seems to serve as a sort of "volume control," turning up and down the perception of sound and light. Nicholas Monu/iStockphoto hide caption

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Would time spent with Anton Chekov, famed for his subtle, flawed characters, make you a better judge of human nature? Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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