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LIKES FLASHY GUYS  Brain size in a female guppy (left) turns out to affect her taste in males. Bigger brains go with a preference for a colorful guy (right) instead of some dim dud.
electroencephalogram on an infant

A wiry electroencephalogram cap captures a baby’s brain response to a light puff of air to the hand. The type and amount of touches a newborn baby gets in the first days of life may shape later responses to touch perception, a study suggests.

sugars on the outside of a cancer cell

CANCER'S SWEET CLOAK  Large surface proteins with chains of sugars (illustrated, yellow) on the outside of a cancer cell hide the tumor from immune attack and lull the immune system into a do-nothing trance. 

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