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Weekend Links: Mice Like Being Rocked to Sleep Too, the Beauty of Fruit Fly Brains and More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a collection of fascinating science stories from across the web, curated by your science-loving friends at the Mass General Research Institute.
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Weekend Links: Smart Contact Lenses, the Potential Healing Powers of Dragon Blood and More

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Weekend Links: Science Behind Static Electricity, Genetically Engineering Spicy Tomatoes and More

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Weekend Links: Why We Want to Squeeze Cute, Little Things, the Truth About the Risks of Eating Cookie Dough and More

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Weekend Links: A Simple Guide to CRISPR, How Humans Could Be More Like Aquaman and More

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Weekend Links: Scientists Levitate Objects Using Sound, 10 Awesome Science Stories in 2018 and More

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Weekend Links: Parrots Are the Humans of the Bird World, Uncovering the Ocean’s History in Whale Earwax and More

The Genes That Make Parrots Into the Humans of the Bird World JoAnna Klein writing for The New York Times After comparing its genome with those of dozens of other birds, the researchers’ findings suggest that evolution may have made parrots something like the humans of the avian world. In some ways, the long-lived feathered […]

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Weekend Links: Why Octopuses Are So Smart, 3-D Brain Art and More

Yes, the Octopus Is Smart as Heck. But Why? Carl Zimmer writing for The New York Times To demonstrate how smart an octopus can be, Piero Amodio points to a YouTube video. It shows an octopus pulling two halves of a coconut shell together to hide inside. Later the animal stacks the shells together like […]

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Weekend Links: the Unicorns That Used to Live Alongside Humans, Why Stepping on Legos is So Painful and More

When You’re Grateful, Your Brain Becomes More Charitable Christina Karns writing for The Conversation Psychology researchers recognize that taking time to be thankful has benefits for well-being. Not only does gratitude go along with more optimism, less anxiety and depression, and greater goal attainment, but it’s also associated with fewer symptoms of illness and other physical benefits. Thanks […]

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Weekend Links: A Dinosaur More Closely Related to Humans, Cannibalistic Galaxies and More

Your ‘Fat-Toothed’ Relative May Not Make It for Thanksgiving. He Vanished from Earth 300 Million Years Ago. Laura Geggel writing for Live Science Although it may look like a dinosaur, a newly identified sail-backed reptile that lived 300 million years ago is actually more closely related to humans, a new study finds. Galaxies Are Eating […]

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