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    • Don't Forget: You, Too, Can Acquire a Super Memory

    • By: Catherine Caruso
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Elite memory athletes are not so different from their peers in any other sport: They face off in intense competitions where they execute seemingly superhuman feats such as memorizing a string of 500 digits in five minutes. Most memory athletes credit their success to hours of memorization technique practice. One lingering question, though, is whether memory champs succeed by practice alone or are somehow gifted. Recent research suggests there may be hope for the rest of us.

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    • Time to Fold, Humans: Poker-Playing AI Beats Pros at Texas Hold'em

    • By: Catherine Caruso
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 7 mins
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    DeepStack, developed by researchers at the University of Alberta, relies on the use of artificial neural networks that researchers trained ahead of time to develop poker intuition. During play, DeepStack uses its poker smarts to break down a complicated game into smaller, more manageable pieces that it can then work through on the fly. Using this strategy allowed it to defeat its human opponents.

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    • Psychiatrists Debate Weighing In on Trump's Mental Health

    • By: Catherine Caruso
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 4 mins
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    A long-standing code of ethics prohibits diagnosing public figures from afar.

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    • You Can Get a 3-D-Printed Cast for a Broken Bone, but It Will Cost You

    • By: Catherine Caruso
    • Narrated by: Joe Knezevich
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    Every year, some six million people in the United States break a bone, and each injury is cloaked with a heavy sheath of fiberglass or plaster while it heals - a treatment that’s been the same for generations. But casts are finally getting a modern spin. 3-D-printed casts boast an open-lattice plastic design that’s customized to the individual patient. They’re waterproof, they’re more comfortable, and they may even help the bones heal faster.

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    • Can You Hear Me Now? Detecting Hidden Hearing Loss in Young People

    • By: Catherine Caruso
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    New types of hearing tests can pick up early damage missed by current tests - perhaps in time to reverse it.

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    • New Test Spots Human Form of Mad Cow Disease With 100 Percent Accuracy

    • By: Catherine Caruso
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    Blood screening technology may be able to diagnose infections before symptoms emerge.

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    • Who’s Top Monkey? How Social Status Affects Immune Health

    • By: Catherine Caruso
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    • Length: 6 mins
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    Social hierarchies among rhesus macaques give rise to differences in their ability to respond to bacterial and viral invaders.

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    • Men with Happier Childhoods Have Stronger Relationships in Old Age

    • By: Catherine Caruso
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    A decades-long study of human well-being found that upbringing also affected how the men managed their emotions in midlife.

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    • Chimps May Be Capable of Comprehending the Minds of Others

    • By: Catherine Caruso
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    A gorilla-suit experiment reveals our closest animal relatives may possess “theory of mind.”

    "Chimps May Be Capable of Comprehending the Minds of Others" is from scientificamerican.com, published on October 6, 2016.

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