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  1. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: What is the vagus?

    The vagus nerve runs from the brain all through the body. It controls many basic functions, including how fast the heart beats.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Scientists discover how norovirus hijacks the gut

    Noroviruses make people vomit, but scientists didn’t actually know why. It now turns out that those viruses cause their misery by attacking special “tuft” cells in the gut.

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  3. Animals

    Orca snot leads to a whale of a science-fair project

    DNA found in the mucus of orcas suggests that even though the traits of family pods may differ, these marine mammals all appear to belong to a single species.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Owww! World’s hottest chili leads to days of severe headaches

    A man ate one of the hottest peppers in the world. About a minute later, his head began pounding. See why they didn’t permanently disappear for days!

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Science-fair finding allows girl to sample a croissant

    Some supplements claim they can help people with celiac disease, who cannot digest gluten. But do the pills work? One teen used science to find out.

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  6. Tech

    This power source is shockingly eel-like

    The electric eel’s powerful electric charge inspired this new squishy, water-based new approach to generating power.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Obesity makes taste buds disappear — in mice, anyway

    Mice that gained excessive weight on a high-fat diet also lost one in four taste buds.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: What is a concussion?

    A concussion is a severe type of head injury that can damage a brain for weeks to years — perhaps even a lifetime.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: What is a hormone?

    Various tissues secrete special chemicals, known as hormones. They travel, usually in blood, to a particular distant site where they tell certain cells it’s time to go to work.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Hunting the mysterious source of a global illness

    Doctors and scientists around the world are scouring the environment for the elusive cause of Kawasaki disease, a harmful childhood illness.

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