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  1. Health & Medicine

    Scientists Say: Puberty

    Puberty is a time when hormones surge and people develop the ability to have children. But it’s so much more than that.

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  2. Brain

    Kids use more of the brain than adults do to process language

    The brain continues to grow and mature throughout childhood. One big change occurs in which parts of the brain turn on as someone processes language.

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  3. Microbes

    Scientists Say: Nucleus

    Nucleus comes from the Latin term “nuc,” meaning nut or kernel. In science there are lots of nuclei. Every one of them is the center of something.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Many student athletes face risk of concussions that heal slowly

    High school girls and those with a history of concussions appear to take longest to recover.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Scientists Say: Narcotic

    Scientists refer to a narcotic as a drug that stops pain, but the word can be used in other ways as well.

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  6. Brain

    Confidence can make you miss important information

    Being confident can feed a confirmation bias in us, new studies show. This bias can make your brain ignore other people’s ideas and any conflicting information.

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  7. Psychology

    A secret of science: Mistakes boost understanding

    Everyone makes mistakes. It turns out that how you view them says a lot about how — and how much — you’ll learn.

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  8. Psychology

    Top 10 tips on how to study smarter, not longer

    Here are 10 tips — all based on science — about what tends to help us learn and remember most effectively.

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  9. Brain

    A bit of stress may help young people build resilience

    A comfortable life may sound fun but may not be so healthy in the long run. A study in monkeys shows there may be a ‘sweet spot’ when it comes to stress.

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