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Hacker Ants, Fish Sex, and Schizophrenia: NOVA Next Week in Review

ByAllison EckNOVA NextNOVA Next

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This Week’s NOVA Next Feature Article

Deciphering the brain’s default mode network could help us solve the mysteries of mental illness and identity. NOVA Next contributor and NOVA Online Production Assistant Allison Eck reports on new ways experts are approaching the complex science of schizophrenia.

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A "Voice Walk" in a U.K. cemetery earlier this year encouraged voice-hearers to tell their stories.

In other news from NOVA and around the web:

Did you miss "Ben Franklin’s Balloons" this week? Watch it streaming online.

If you need a reason to watch "Ben Franklin’s Balloons," watch our senior science editor, Evan Hadingham, grab a pint at the local pub and regale us with tales about the ups and downs of the first hot air balloons.

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