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  1. Health & Medicine

    Scientists Say: Nicotine

    Nicotine is an addictive substance found in tobacco plants. It's what makes it so difficult to quit smoking or vaping.

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  2. Brain

    Let’s learn about touch

    Most senses are concentrated around your head. But touch all over your body, and you need every inch.

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  3. Brain

    Patterns in brain activity can identify who will struggle to read

    Certain patterns of brain activity predict whether teens are strong readers or will struggle. Those diagnostic patterns show up even when doing math.

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  4. Brain

    Explainer: What is a neuron?

    From the moment you are born, cells called neurons sense information, process it and then pass it on. Neurons allow you to do everything that you do.

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  5. Brain

    Search for ‘rewards’ is big driver in remodeling a teen’s brain

    Communication ‘highways’ in the brain undergo a major overhaul as children morph into adults. Dopamine plays a big role in this remodeling project.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Let’s learn about exercise

    Our bodies — from our muscles to our brains — love a good workout. Scientists are always learning new things about exercise.

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  7. Plants

    Scientists may have finally found how catnip repels insects

    The plant deters mosquitoes and fruit flies by triggering a chemical receptor that, in some animals, senses pain and itch.

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  8. Brain

    Scientists Say: Neuron

    Neurons are the foundational cells in the nervous system. They pass along and process information using electrical signals.

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  9. Brain

    Teen depression linked to how the brain processes rewards

    Depression in teens alters their brains’ pathways in ways that may put those kids at risk of lifelong mental-health problems — unless they get help.

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