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  1. Microbes

    Globetrotting microbes in airplane sewage may spread antibiotic resistance

    Along with harder-to-kill microbes, airplane sewage contains a diverse set of the genes that let bacteria evade antibiotics.

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  2. Tech

    Viewing virtual reality of icy landscapes may relieve pain

    Traveling to polar vistas via virtual reality eased a temporary burning in the viewers’ skin. The same VR also lessened simulated chronic pain.

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  3. Brain

    Surprise! Exam scores benefit from months of regular sleep

    Getting enough consistent, quality sleep accounted for nearly a fourth of the differences in students’ exam scores in class.

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  4. Microbes

    Drug-resistant germs kill some 35,000 Americans each year

    The new mortality rate may be way low, some experts say. Also troubling are two new germs that have emerged as big and urgent threats.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Today’s nico-teen addicts: What role does ‘juuling’ play?

    New data show that the most popular type of U.S. vapes deliver nicotine especially efficiently — boosting risk of addiction.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Vaping emerges as possible trigger for seizures

    Anonymous accounts have been filed with the FDA reporting seizures in teens after vaping. These were linked most often to JUUL and related pods.

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  7. Brain

    As teens gain weight, they find high-fat foods less pleasurable

    Teens who gained excess weight showed less activity in the brain’s reward center when viewing or tasting foods with lots of fat.

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  8. Brain

    Sleep may jumpstart the brain’s power washing system

    Waves of fluid wash into the human brain during sleep. That’s good. They just may help clean out toxic proteins.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Health risks are scaring some teen vapers into considering quitting

    As teens learn of serious — and sometimes lethal — risks associated with vaping, many are looking to quit their e-cig use. The challenge is finding groups able to help them.

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  10. Planets

    Does the moon influence people?

    Unless you believe in werewolves (and you shouldn’t), there are few compelling data to suggest the moon has a big effect on people.

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  11. Brain

    The science of ghosts

    One in five Americans say they’ve encountered a ghost. But science has no evidence that ghosts are real. Here are more likely explanations.

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  12. Tech

    Graphene fabric keeps mosquitoes from biting

    Graphene is a super-thin material with many cool uses. The latest: protection against mosquito bites by embedding it in your clothing.

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