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  1. Space

    Jets may have sculpted rings of Cat’s Eye nebula

    The Cat’s Eye nebula is one of the most complex of its kind. A 3-D model now reveals the source of that complexity.

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  2. Tech

    A shape-shifting robotic tooth-cleaner might one day brush for you

    A swarm of billions of magnetic, bacteria-killing nanoparticles can be shaped into bristles to fit any surface, including between teeth.

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  3. Psychology

    Why fandom feels good — and may be good for you

    Psychologists and media scholars are looking into the who, why and how of becoming a fan.

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  4. Chemistry

    Could we make vibranium?

    The ‘perfect’ metal may belong to the fictitious Marvel world of Wakanda, but scientists hope to one day mimic some of its key traits.

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  5. Climate

    Warming temps could turn some blue lakes green or brown

    Slightly warmer summers could cause thousands of blue lakes to become a murky green or brown, according to a tally of color in 85,000 lakes worldwide.

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  6. Physics

    Scientists Say: Neutron

    Neutrons are one of the main building blocks of atoms and have no electric charge.

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  7. Animals

    Some spikes in malaria cases may be tied to amphibian die-offs

    Amphibian deaths from a fungal disease may have led to more mosquitoes — and an increase in malaria cases in Costa Rica and Panama.

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  8. Materials Science

    These fabrics change color as they stretch

    Stretchy, color-shifting cloth may lead to new art, fashions and sensors. A century-old Nobel-prize-winning invention served as its inspiration.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    How wriggling, blood-eating parasitic worms alter the body

    Parasitic worms eat blood and make people sick, but they may also help prevent or treat some diseases.

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  10. Tech

    How to turn your hobby into a seriously cool science project

    This year’s Broadcom MASTERS finalists were inspired by their love of painting, horseback riding and other pastimes.

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  11. Fossils

    Dinosaur ‘mummies’ may not be as rare as once thought

    Bite marks found on a fossilized dino show that skin can be preserved even when a carcass is not immediately smothered by sediment.

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  12. Animals

    Let’s learn about parasites that create zombies

    Some parasites turn their victims into mindless puppets that do the parasites’ bidding, even at the cost of their own lives.

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