Humans

  1. Health & Medicine

    Sunlight worsens jet pollution

    Chemical reactions caused by the sun’s rays worsen air pollution from idling jets at airports.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    New source for healthy fats

    Scientists found a way to produce fish oil without harming a single fish.

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  3. Animals

    Secrets of the world’s extreme divers

    For emperor penguins and other animals, being able to hold their breath the longest could be in the blood

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Fat weighs heavy on the brain

    New study shows obesity interferes with memory, thinking and reasoning.

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  5. Life

    Full-body taste

    Turns out that the tongue isn’t the only place where the body can taste what you ate.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Evolved to run

    Heel bones hint that humans could run farther than Neandertals.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Scientists help amputees by getting on their nerves

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Making snotty scents

    Mucus may play big role in the nose's job of smelling.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    The memory test

    Quizzing yourself while studying beats using the highlighter.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Bright dining makes mice gain weight

    Study connects nighttime light exposure, body mass.

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  11. Humans

    Volcanic doom for Neandertals

    Eruptions may have helped set the stage for modern humans.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Obesity and the common cold

    A study of children finds those who caught a particular virus were more likely to be obese.

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