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Charlie Wood

  • Science Writer

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

Whether they end up feathered, scaled, or hairy, all animals start out as a smooth ball of cells known as an embryo.
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Neurofibrillary tangles in the brain may foreshadow trouble.
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When trying to tell neurons apart, count the limbs.
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Long considered supporting actors, astrocytes’ newly discovered purposes have pushed them into a lead role.
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This simple illusion tells us a lot about how we process vision.
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Your brain isn’t perfectly symmetrical. And that’s a very good thing.
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Your brain births new cells all the time. Here’s how it works.
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These cells connect your eyes and your brain to creative your sense of vision.
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These cells keep your internal wiring well insulated.
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These cells can take on many forms to help make up your nervous system.
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See the spot where your brain and your muscles meet.
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Interneurons play a key role in passing messages to and from the brain.
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