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  1. Brain

    Do you sleep enough to banish unpleasant moods?

    A large, long-term study in kids has linked getting too little shuteye with mood and behavior problems.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Concussions leave clues in the blood

    Athletes who suffered concussions had increased blood levels of three proteins. These proteins appear to be a chemical sign of the brain injury.

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  3. Brain

    Easily distracted? Training your brain’s activity could help

    People can train their brainwaves to direct their attention, scientists have now shown. The technique may someday be able to help people focus.

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  4. Brain

    Curiosity drives this neuroscientist and artist

    Christine Liu studies the brain on nicotine — and used Instagram to bring together women doing incredible science.

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  5. Brain

    Scientists’ brains shrank after a long stay in Antarctica

    The isolation of a long-term mission at an Antarctic research station shrunk part of crew members’ brains, a small study suggests.

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  6. Brain

    Surprise! Exam scores benefit from months of regular sleep

    Getting enough consistent, quality sleep accounted for nearly a fourth of the differences in students’ exam scores in class.

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  7. Brain

    As teens gain weight, they find high-fat foods less pleasurable

    Teens who gained excess weight showed less activity in the brain’s reward center when viewing or tasting foods with lots of fat.

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  8. Brain

    Sleep may jumpstart the brain’s power washing system

    Waves of fluid wash into the human brain during sleep. That’s good. They just may help clean out toxic proteins.

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  9. Brain

    The science of ghosts

    One in five Americans say they’ve encountered a ghost. But science has no evidence that ghosts are real. Here are more likely explanations.

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