“I felt like I was being attacked by this invisible enemy,” Witt says. “It was nothing that I asked for, and I didn’t even know how to battle it.” So he channeled his frustration into music and art that depicted his pain. It was “a way I could express myself,” he says. “It was liberating.”

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Case leads scientists to a new gene mutation. Doctors in Scotland were amazed when a 66-year-old woman underwent what is normally a very painful operation on her hand for severe arthritis and required little to no pain medication afterward

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March 22, 2019

Study finds that humans can think like computers. Artificial intelligence can be fooled by certain images—and new research shows that humans tend to agree with the computers

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October 31, 2018

Monsters once inhabited the mysterious fringes of the known world. In our human-dominated present, can they still be found?

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Anyone who came of age in the 1990s remembers the “Friends” episode where Phoebe and Rachel venture out to get tattoos. Spoiler alert: Rachel gets a tattoo and Phoebe ends up with a black ink dot because she couldn’t take the pain

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