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  1. Health & Medicine

    Should we use a genetic weapon against mosquitoes carrying malaria?

    One gene drive to eliminate malaria seems to work in the lab. Now it’s time to ask local people if they want it released in the wild.

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  2. Space

    Scientists Say: Astronaut

    Astronauts have been going to space for over 60 years.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Psychology

    What’s the fun in fear? Science explores the appeal of scary movies

    On its face, the appeal of horror doesn’t make much sense. But scientists are starting to uncover who’s most likely to enjoy scary films and why.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Scientists Say: Liver

    This organ in the upper-right side of the belly does many essential jobs, such as cleaning blood and producing bile.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    How sunshine may make boys feel hungrier

    Males eat more on long summer days, but females do not. Hormones may explain this difference.

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