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  1. Math

    It’s a math world for animals

    Animal mathematicians are teaching scientists a thing or two about numbers.

  2. Physics

    Electricity’s spark of life

    Researchers are taking advantage of the vital roles that electricity plays in our bodies to advance medicine.

  3. Tech

    Opening a Window on Video Paper

    A new type of electronic paper may bring video clips to the daily newspaper.

  4. Animals

    Figuring out what makes dogs tick

    Biologists have deciphered a poodle's DNA to learn about the genes that decide what dogs are like.

  5. Fossils

    A really big (but extinct) rodent

    A rodent about the size of a bison once roamed the riverbanks of ancient Venezuela.

  6. Animals

    No fair: Monkey sees, doesn’t

    Some monkeys may have a sense of what's fair and what's not.

  7. Environment

    Watching for wldfires in Yellowstone

    Forest fires can cause considerable damage, yet entire ecosystems may depend on them for survival.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Turning to Sweets, Fats to Calm the Brain

    Constant worries may drive people to eat sweet and fatty foods that can soothe the brain.

  9. Brain

    Grades Slipping? Check for Snoring

    Children who snore a lot are more likely to struggle with their schoolwork.

  10. Environment

    Swimming with sharks and stingrays

    Marine reserves not only protect sharks, fish, and other sea creatures but also allow people to interact with them.

  11. Space

    Dreams of floating in space

    Traveling into outer space is scary, fun, and a possibility for anyone who's willing to work hard enough to get there.

  12. Humans

    Ancient art on the rocks

    Hand imprints and matchstick figures found in a Borneo cave were made 10,000 years ago.