A new book shows how many diagnoses—from depression to anxiety to ADHD—can link to a hardwired strength.
A new book shows how many diagnosesfrom depression to anxiety to ADHDcan

The Link between Disorder and Genius: An Interview with Dr. Gail Saltz

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Gut microbiomes might be less ubiquitous than previously assumed.
Gut microbiomes might be less ubiquitous than previously assumed

The Curious Case of the Caterpillar's Missing Microbes

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Research suggests that creativity happens when your mind is unfocused, daydreaming or idle. (via Quartz)
Research suggests that creativity happens when your mind is unfocused daydreaming or

Happiness research shows the biggest obstacle to creativity is being too busy

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Heidi Straub North
Asta Saulis
Wayne Schanck
Discover the science behind this common phenomenon.
Discover the science behind this common phenomenon

Why does the shower curtain move toward the water?

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Scott Abbott
Craig Bruce
Daniel Virden
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It’s Mental Health Awareness Month

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The majority of antimatter that pervades the Milky Way may come from clashing remnants of dead stars, a new study finds.
The majority of antimatter that pervades the Milky Way may come from

Rare Supernovae May Solve 40-Year-Old Antimatter Mystery

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Blog: Any successful answer to feeding a hot, hungry planet will result from continual changes, shifts, and adaptation to an uncertain future.
Blog Any successful answer to feeding a hot hungry planet will result

Feeding a Hot, Hungry Planet

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Did an advanced civilization disappear more than 12,000 years ago?
Did an advanced civilization disappear more than 12000 years ago

No, There Wasn't an Advanced Civilization 12,000 Years Ago

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Adrian Bankhead
Jerry Martin
Gregory Eburn
Airlines account for about 2 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. If the industry does not succeed in reducing its emissions, they are expected grow to 3 percent by 2050.
Airlines account for about 2 percent of the worlds greenhouse gas emissions

Are Advanced Biofuels for Airplanes Ready for Takeoff?

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Boyajian's star has vexed astronomers with its dramatic and sporadic dimming, a phenomenon difficult to explain via known natural phenomena.
Boyajians star has vexed astronomers with its dramatic and sporadic dimming a

Have Aliens Built Huge Structures around Boyajian's Star?

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Brandon Chisham
The scientific community must do better to stand up for those most impacted by harmful policies, writes Heather Metcalf in blogs.
The scientific community must do better to stand up for those most

Science Must Clean Up Its Act

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Jan Haugland
Jon Hemingway
Eric Hanson
To those who say that bidets waste water, advocates counter that the amount is trivial compared to how much water is used to produce toilet paper in the first place.
To those who say that bidets waste water advocates counter that the

Wipe or Wash? Do Bidets Save Forest and Water Resources?

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Marcus Ling
Mari Gómez
Ieva Heaven
Certain brain regions consume more energy when engaged in particular tasks.
Certain brain regions consume more energy when engaged in particular tasks

Does the Brain Use More Energy During Particular Activities?

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Researchers built a lab model that mimics the workings of the human female reproductive system.
Researchers built a lab model that mimics the workings of the human

Menstrual Cycle "on a Chip" Offers a New Window into Female Physiology

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Brittnye Victoria Freeberg
Thayer Conrad
In an effort to create “friendlier” machines, researchers are developing robotic helpers that can better read and react to social signals.
In an effort to create friendlier machines researchers are developing robotic helpers

Grandma's Little Robot

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The most mysterious star in the galaxy has begun darkening again.
The most mysterious star in the galaxy has begun darkening again

Bizarre Star Dims Again, and Astronomers Scramble to Catch It in the Act

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Michel Cartier
David Snyder
Bismark Odida
Scientists have developed a safe and cost effective way to study what happens inside volcanoes.
Scientists have developed a safe and cost effective way to study what

Glass Spheres Forged by Volcanic Lightning Offer Clues About Eruptions

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Ideas from quantum mechanics offer fresh hope for more predictive cosmological theories.
Ideas from quantum mechanics offer fresh hope for more predictive cosmological theories

Can Quantum Mechanics Save the Cosmic Multiverse?

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Behavioral science research shows it's not impossible to get people to look past their ideological blinkers.
Behavioral science research shows its not impossible to get people to look

Sometimes, Facts Can Actually Trump Ideology

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Shelly Wh
Zachariah Shondee
John Weston
The U.S. government claims a Syrian crematory is hiding mass prisoner killings. Here's what satellite images can tell us.
The US government claims a Syrian crematory is hiding mass prisoner killings

How Satellite Images Can Confirm Human Rights Abuses

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Mark Randall Byland
Kevin Rosenburg
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