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SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC BLOG
Imported primate meat hosts potentially dangerous viruses. See “Bush meat can be a viral feast.

LIFE
A snake senses prey’s last heartbeats. See “Boas take pulse as they snuff it out.”

ATOM & COSMOS
A simulation hints at why space is 3-D. Read “String theorists squeeze nine dimensions into three.”

BODY & BRAIN
Drinking alcohol releases morphinelike brain chemicals. See “Study tracks booze’s buzz in the brain.”

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