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MEMORY LANE  Placing RNA from one sea slug into another appeared to transfer a simple version of a memory, a controversial study finds.

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NAVIGATION KNOW-HOW An AI that mentally maps its environment, much like mammals do, could help solve a mystery about the navigational nerve cells in our brains.

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RED-LIGHT DISTRICT  Levels of a brain reward compound increased in male fruit flies genetically engineered to ejaculate when exposed to red light when the insects were bathed in the rosy hue.

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