Humans

  1. Health & Medicine

    The teen brain is especially vulnerable to the harms of cannabis

    Today’s concentrated cannabis products — with higher THC levels — may pose greater risks of addiction and psychosis than ever before.

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  2. Science & Society

    Music has the power to move us physically and emotionally. Here’s why

    The way music impacts the brain can improve mood and overall health.

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  3. Physics

    Neutrons are unveiling hidden secrets of fossils and artifacts

    Images made with these particles have revealed details of dinosaur bones, mummies and more.

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  4. Archaeology

    Iron Age grave in England points to a possible woman warrior

    The grave holds a sword. It hints the buried woman fought or helped plan raids some 2,000 years ago in what’s now southwest England.

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  5. Tech

    Synthetic biology aims to tackle disease and give cells superpowers

    DNA machines and protein-mimicking nanotech could replace broken machinery in cells or even lead to made-from-scratch synthetic life.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Sad or stressed? Here’s where to find health-ful info

    The internet and hotlines have a lot of great resources — if you know where to find them and how to avoid the misinformation.

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  7. Humans

    Seven steps to boost your mood

    Give yourself some quality “me time” every day. The goal is self-care and expression that can liberate you — and maybe even bring joy.

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  8. Humans

    Being a teen has always been hard; now it’s especially so

    More U.S. children and teenagers are reporting mental illness than ever. With not enough doctors to treat all of them, here’s how to find help.

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  9. Science & Society

    Teen mental health: What role does social media play?

    The Surgeon General advises that because social media is being linked to both good and harm, teens can use it — but should do so very carefully.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Scientists Say: Calorie

    These little units help us measure energy transfer in chemistry, nutrition and beyond.

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  11. Archaeology

    Analyze This: Stonehenge’s ‘Altar Stone’ has mysterious origins

    After a century of searching for the source of the Altar Stone, scientists have yet to figure out where ancient people got the rock.

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  12. Psychology

    Pets and other animals can boost health and well-being

    Living with animals seems to provide some health benefits, from lower stress levels to a stronger immune system.

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