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Sunday, November 30, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

Ancient dental plaque: A 'whey' into our milk drinking past?

Posted: 27 Nov 2014 06:49 AM PST

We drink milk because it is good for us, but we rarely stop to think why. Archaeologists and geneticists have been puzzling this question since it was revealed that the mutations which enable adults to drink milk are under the strongest selection of any in the human genome.

Brain regions that encode words, grammar, story identified

Posted: 26 Nov 2014 11:42 AM PST

Scientists have produced the first integrated computational model of reading, identifying which parts of the brain are responsible for such sub-processes as parsing sentences, determining the meaning of words and understanding relationships between characters. They based their results on brain scan of people reading a Harry Potter book.

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