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  1. Tech

    A sense of touch could upgrade virtual reality, prosthetics and more

    Scientists and engineers are trying to add touch to online shopping, virtual doctor appointments and artificial limbs.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    A 2021 Nobel goes for discovering how our body reads touch sensations

    David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian found nerve-cell sensors for temperature, pain and pressure.

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  3. Brain

    Scientists Say: Haptic

    Haptic is an adjective used to describe things related to our sense of touch.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Discovering the power of placebos

    If you take a fake pill and expect to feel better, you may. Researchers are learning how this placebo effect works and how to use it to help patients.

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  5. Chemistry

    Father-son bond inspires sweets that model the shapes of molecules

    These bite-sized gummy candies could spark interest in the world of chemistry, especially among students who can’t see.

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  6. Animals

    Most species of beetles pee differently than other insects

    Scientists uncover their unique system for balancing ions and water. The findings may hint at why beetles are the most diverse animals on Earth.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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