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(NEWSER) – First came yesterday's reports that about 100 human brains had gone missing from the University of Texas at Austin. Then followed the news that they had been located, with psych professor Tim Schallert telling the LA Times that UT San Antonio called him to say, "We got those brains!" But the Times then heard from that school, which said it had no such thing in its possession.

What could be the final answer came shortly thereafter, via a statement put out by UT Austin: "A preliminary university investigation has revealed that UT environmental health and safety officials disposed of multiple brain specimens in approximately 2002 in accordance with protocols concerning biological waste."

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