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  1. Physics

    Muons reveal the inner worlds of pyramids, volcanoes and more

    Tracking these subatomic particles can uncover surprising hidden structures.

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  2. Space

    Gravitational waves ‘kicked’ a newborn black hole across space

    Two black holes merged into one, and then sped off at around 5 million kilometers (3.1 million miles) per hour.

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  3. Space

    Some of the sun’s iconic coronal loops may be ghostly illusions

    Wrinkles in the sun’s outer atmosphere might trick the eye into seeing glowing arches, scientists now report.

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  4. Animals

    Scientists Say: Primate

    Primates are mammals that tend to have big brains, forward-facing vision, fingernails and flexible hands and feet.

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  5. Animals

    Here’s why cricket farmers may want to go green — literally

    Crickets are great sources of protein, but they often kill each other in captivity. Green light could help solve the problem, two teens find.

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  6. Tech

    Teen-designed tech could expand access for people with disabilities

    Several inventors at the 2022 Regeneron ISEF competition offered creative solutions that translate sign language and help blind people navigate.

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  7. Brain

    Warning! Nicotine poses special risks to teens

    Even a single dose of nicotine during early teen years can start a life-long cycle of nicotine use and addiction.

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  8. Chemistry

    Reusable plastic bottles release hundreds of pollutants into water

    Data show the plastic ends up tainting drinking water. For now, scientists don’t know what health risks downing these pollutants might pose.

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  9. Animals

    Monstrous mammals would break the body rules

    Giant mammals and people thunder through our movies and books. But real mammals can only get so large before they can’t take the heat.

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  10. Tech

    Patches and robotic pills may one day replace injections

    Instead of a shot in the arm, a light-activated patch or robotic pill may one day deliver your medicine.

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  11. Brain

    Scientists Say: Stereoscopy

    Stereoscopy allows the brain to perceive the two 2-D images seen by the eyes as a 3-D scene.

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  12. Science & Society

    A major science fair set these scientists on the path to STEM success

    Alumni of the International Science and Engineering Fair talk challenges and payoffs of competitive science.

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