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Hannah Thomasy

Neuroscience

University of Washington

Hannah has authored 9 articles

The secret to sounder sleep may be lurking in our guts

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New research shows that stressed med students on probiotics got better shut-eye

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What do we really know about the safety of probiotics?

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Messing with our gut microbiome could hurt us

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Low-tech scientists are using their eyes, ears, and intuition to make important discoveries

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A fancy new satellite? A particle accelerator? Not required

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How to peacefully coexist with potentially dangerous species

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Biodiversity keeps rabid vampire bats feeding on their natural prey – not on us

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Saliva is just what we needed to create a new malaria vaccine

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The mistake mosquitos made? Leaving their spit behind

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Being a Pokémon Master in childhood permanently alters your brain

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Hours spent catching 'em all primes the brain to recognize familiar, pixelated Pikachus

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Pulling all-nighters may damage your brain

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New research suggests bad sleep causes a build-up of plaque associated with Alzheimer's

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Climate change is a cultural issue as much as an environmental one

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An interview with "Synthetic Messengers" creators Tega Brain, Simon David Hirsbrunner, and Sam Lavigne

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Your brain rewards you when you explore new places

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A new study used questionnaires and MRI scans to get to the heart of a similarity with rat brains

Need a memory boost? Try sleep and exercise

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But probably not at the exact same time

Women hunters have a long history in the Americas

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New findings from a 9,000-year-old burial site in southern Peru drive this point home

The Notre-Dame cathedral fire deposited one metric ton of lead into surrounding neighborhoods

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The cathedral's roof and spire was covered in lead tiles

Reindeers thrive on the Svalbard islands after a century of conservation

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Svalbard reindeer were almost hunted to extinction

In some places, planting trees doesn't help store any more carbon

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New research adds to evidence that simply planting trees won't stop climate change

Forget pumpkin spice lattes — there are pumpkin toadlets living among us

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These weird and wonderful amphibians are small enough to fit on a penny

Some black widow spiders choose mates carefully — others just eat them

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New research explores why some female spiders are pickier mates than others

Hungry microbes turn crusty leftovers into wine

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Old bread gets second life as microbe soup