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Rina Diane Caballar

  • Science, Technology, and Culture Writer

Rina is a writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. She writes about science, technology, and culture. Her work has appeared in BBC Travel, The Atlantic, Quartz, and CityLab, among other publications.

Articles by Rina Diane Caballar

What goes on in our bodies that makes muscles tight, and how does this tightness lead to headaches?
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There are pain receptors — nociceptors — in different parts of the body but not the brain. Scientist Janet Bultitude breaks down what nociceptors are, how they work, and why the brain doesn’t have any.
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Researchers are developing a first-of-its-kind blood test to identify the biomarkers for pain, which could improve pain treatment.
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The popular tongue map showing specific areas for each taste is wrong.
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