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At SBU, rats get bellyaches, humans get smarter

By GREGORY ZELLER // Unt now, ve vill brainvash zese lab rats to hate zeir favorite foods! Hahahaha! What sounds like an iffy plot from a B-grade ’50s sci-fi flick is actually the core of a new Stony Brook University study. And it’s fairly cutting-edge stuff, according to the university, with the “taste aversion” research unlocking secrets about the complex relationship between brain activity and behavior – and dispelling popular beliefs about the formation of…


No. 291: Bond and Bueller age, Farrell Fritz looks north and a Stony Brook specialist fills a pathological need

Yes, it is the first full day of spring: Despite copious meteorological evidence to the contrary, spring has sprung. The March (or Northward, or Vernal) Equinox occurred just on schedule around midday Tuesday, with an almost exact amount of daylight and night yesterday across most latitudes on Earth. This “Winter Storm Toby,” however, will have none of it, with Tuesday-evening models suggesting one of the strongest East Coast winter storms of this brutal season, and…