Humans

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  1. Psychology

    Persuasion can be used to change hearts and minds

    Persuasion can be used for good — or ill — to change how people feel. To protect yourself against undue persuasion, pay attention.

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  2. Chemistry

    Recipes for modern beauty products aren’t so modern after all

    An art historian has combined forces with chemists to uncover the science behind cosmetics used about 500 years ago.

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  3. Tech

    New stick-on ‘sonar’ device lets you watch your own heart beat

    This wearable patch might one day make personalized medicine affordable almost anywhere in the world.

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  4. Climate

    Heat waves appear more life-threatening than scientists once thought

    This is bad news as a warming planet leads to growing numbers of excessive heat waves — and millions more people facing potentially deadly temperatures.

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  5. Environment

    Western wildfire smoke poses health risks from coast to coast

    As wildfires become more common, their hazardous smoke is sending East Coast residents — especially children — to emergency rooms.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Wildfire smoke seems to pose its biggest health risk to kids

    New studies, some of them in young monkeys, point to vulnerabilities affecting kids' airways, brains and immune systems.

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  7. Life

    Your face is mighty mite-y. And that’s a good thing

    Tiny face mites live in our pores, getting food and shelter in return for eating our skin waste. A new study shows they can’t live without us.

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  8. Climate

    Let’s learn about heat waves

    Heat waves often occur when a high-pressure system lingers over a certain area. These deadly events are on the rise due to climate change.

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  9. Psychology

    Scientists Say: Trauma

    No one experiences trauma the same way. Its effects can be physical or emotional. Immediate or delayed. Brief or long-lasting.

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