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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

When the difference between success and failure is a matter of inches, these cells get the call.
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Rods and cells work in tandem during the day, but at night, this cell shines.
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These oddly shaped cells help make the human brain special.
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Individual neurons bundle together to form the sciatic nerve, a superhighway running from your legs to your spine.
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It doesn’t take brainpower to react to sudden danger; just a bit of spine.
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It’s these glowing red motor neurons that make eye movement possible
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Taking a closer look at a zebrafish’s entire visual system.
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There’s not a single language area in the brain — different parts take care of different jobs.
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Having a conversation requires give and take.
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You have this tiny corkscrew to thank for every song you’ve ever heard.
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Your brain’s bouncers help keep harmful material out.
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These cells provide the insulation your neurons need to send their electrical signals.
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