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Stranger than science fiction

You know those guys in high school who never learned to talk to girls? The ones who didn’t bother with acne medication, sported glasses that appeared to have been passed down from a long-dead uncle, and knew an alarming amount of Star Trek trivia? Well, apparently, they’ve all grown up and become neuroscientists. It’s the…

Microscopic mind control

What would you say if I told you that parasites are infesting the brains of half the human population? Or creepier still, that these little buggers have the power to control people’s behavior, making some irascible, others docile, and still others certifiably insane? You’d probably say I’d watched one too many X-Files reruns–and you’d be…