For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why does it feel better when someone else scratches you? Can you explain quantized space? How does authoritarianism affect the brain? Is it bad to fall in love?
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Why does it feel better when someone else scratches you?
Can you explain quantized space?
How does authoritarianism affect the brain
Is it bad to fall in love?
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