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  2. Physics

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  3. Physics

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  4. Physics

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  5. Health & Medicine

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    Wearing earplugs at concerts and other loud events may prevent hearing loss and permanent ear damage, a new study suggests.

  6. Health & Medicine

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  7. Physics

    Scientists Say: Wavelength

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