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Charlie Wood

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Charlie Wood is a science writer with a bachelor’s degree in physics from Brown University and a master’s degree in science journalism from New York University. In previous lives he taught physics in Mozambique and English in Japan, but these days he freelances from his home in New York.

Articles by Charlie Wood

Vagus nerve stimulation, in conjunction with physical therapy, could help stroke patients recover more movement.
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Largely by design, the features that make smartphones convenient and fun also make them addictive.
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Researchers seek to stop pain in its tracks.
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Basic research in mice turned into a “Eureka!” moment in the lab of Jamie Maguire.
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These shortsighted insects see an unimaginably vibrant world.
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Exposure to a certain single-celled parasite became the infamous face of ‘crazy cat people’ syndrome, but perhaps unjustly so.
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Specialized janitors clean up the zone between two neurons after one sends a chemical signal to the other.
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One tiny region, the fovea, has more cells — and therefore sharper vision — than the rest of the eye.
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The hundreds of visible bumps that cover your tongue are not, in fact, taste buds.
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Whether it’s a rainbow or a rose, these bristle-like cells let you know what colors you’re seeing.
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Deiter’s cells stabilize the inner ear’s hair cells with crossbeam-like support.
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Stereocilia connect one row to the next to sway together for sound.
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