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  1. Brain

    Hearing Better in the Dark

    Blind people are better at locating distant sounds than people who can see.

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  2. Tech

    Cold house, hot house, green house

    Saving energy at home requires paying attention to the building's windows, walls, and roof.

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  3. Animals

    Wintering apart, returning together

    Birds that fly off to different places in winter can still manage to return home at the same time in spring.

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  4. Space

    A dusty birthplace

    Evidence of separate bands of dust suggests the presence of a planet orbiting a young star.

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  5. Tech

    A taste for cheese

    Researchers aim for cheese that is tastier, more nutritious, and easier to make than those now available.

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  6. Space

    Clash of the galaxies

    An X-ray image unveils an immense collision between two huge clusters of galaxies.

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  7. Genetics

    Gene sleuths track down ivory sources

    DNA testing of a tusk's ivory can help identify where the elephant came from.

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  8. Brain

    Fair play

    Studying dogs, monkeys, and other animals at play can teach us about fairness and cooperation.

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  9. Fossils

    Hunting by sucking, long ago

    An ancient sea creature with a snakelike neck may have sucked up its prey.

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  10. Earth

    Drilling deep for fuel

    Stores of natural gas created by high temperatures and pressures may nestle deep in Earth's mantle.

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  11. Climate

    Recipe for a hurricane

    Predicting how, when, and where major storms will occur can help save lives.

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  12. Brain

    Nature May Nurture Paying Attention

    A green environment can help kids with attention disorders concentrate.

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