What a brain really looks like in action

It turns out that the brain, when stimulated, may not look like a frying egg after all. According to MIT's Technology Review, neuroscientists are using "two photon microscopy" to visualize chemical activity in the brains of laboratory animals. Far more powerful than MRI scanning, this process can focus on individual cells and molecules.

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Why do so many of us still buy cars with off-road abilities?

Cities are full of cars like the Subaru XV that can drive off-road but will never see any challenging terrain. What drives us to buy cars with these abilities when we don't really need them most of the time?

by Drew Stearne