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Gene Critical in Brain Development

New research from the University of Adelaide has confirmed that a gene linked to intellectual disability is critical to the earliest stages of the development of human brains.

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Stomach Responds to Time of Day

By Stephen Luntz

Nerves in the stomach alter the amount we can eat without feeling full depending on the time of day.

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People Prefer a Human Face for Robots

By Stephen Luntz

Elderly people prefer to get medical assistance from a robot that displays a human face, according to Dr Elizabeth Broadbent of the University of Auckland’s Department of Psychological Medicine.

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Black Leopards Reveal Their Spots

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