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Kristen French

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    Narcoleptic Naps Are a Creative Sweet Spot

    A recently identified stage of sleep common to narcoleptics is a fertile source of creativity.

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    The Mystery of the Blue Whale Songs

    Earth’s largest animals are singing in ever-lower tones, and nobody knows why.

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    How It Feels to Surf the World’s Biggest Wave

    Riding Earth’s mighty forces in Nazaré, Portugal.

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    What’s So Hard About Understanding Consciousness?

    We brought Antonio Damasio and Anil Seth together to share their insights into neuroscience’s big question.

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    How to Adapt to Your Face Transplant

    Just last month, Carmen Blandin had a remarkable dream. In it she saw, for the first time, not her old face in the mirror—the one she had for the first 38 years of her life—but the new face she received in a transplant three years ago. “I actually saw me with my new face,” she […]