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Are You Mentally Healthy?

Here's a new screening tool that might set your mind at ease—or get you chatting with a therapist

By Robert Epstein

New Hope for Battling Brain Cancer

Studies suggest that stem cells sustain deadly tumors in the brain—and that aiming at these insidious culprits could lead to a cure

By Gregory Foltz

The Brain and the Written Word

A cognitive neuroscientist explains his quest to understand how reading works in the mind—and how the brain is changed by education and culture

By Gareth Cook

Fusion's False Dawn

Scientists have long dreamed of harnessing nuclear fusion—the power plant of the stars—for a safe, clean and virtually unlimited energy supply. Even as a historic milestone nears, skeptics question whether a working reactor will ever be possible

By Michael Moyer

A Sensory Fix for Problems in School

Certain learning disabilities are linked to problems of perception, when the brain misinterprets sensory input. Targeted exercises can help correct these difficulties

By Burkhart Fischer

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