Humans

  1. Health & Medicine

    Weight shaming is literally sickening

    Many people think it’s okay to shame people for their weight. Not only is that cruel, but it also can harm their mental and physical health.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Scientists Say: Tonsils

    The tonsils are pads of tissue in the throat that are part of the body’s immune system.

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  3. Psychology

    What happened when Simone Biles got the twisties at the Olympics?

    Stress might have led to physical and mental disorientation during the gymnastics competition. Still, a lot about the phenomenon remains unknown.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Cannabis may alter a teen’s developing brain

    Marijuana use between ages 14 and 19 was linked to faster thinning of brain regions important in decision-making.

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  5. Archaeology

    A medieval grave may have held a powerful nonbinary person

    A 1,000-year-old grave in Finland, once thought to hold a respected woman warrior, may belong to someone who didn’t have a strictly male or female identity.

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  6. Psychology

    How to resist and counter today’s flood of fake news

    Although misinformation bothers most people, few know how to spot deceit or nonsense, studies find.

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  7. Physics

    Scientists Say: Plasma

    In physics, plasma refers to one of the four states of matter. In medicine, plasma describes the part of blood that ferries cells, nutrients and more throughout the body.

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  8. 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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  9. Archaeology

    Skeletons point to world’s oldest known shark attacks

    The newfound remains came from people who had lived thousands of years ago in Peru and Japan, half a world apart.

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  10. Humans

    How COVID-19 testing plans can keep kids safe in school

    As U.S. students head back to school, various testing strategies are being rolled out to help keep kids safe during in-person learning.

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  11. Humans

    Got back-to-school COVID-19 questions? We’ve got answers

    If everybody masks up at school, that could prevent a bumpy 2021–22 schoolyear. It also could keep safe those students too young to be vaccinated.

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  12. Science & Society

    Kids lost more than learning when COVID closed their schools

    The first 18 months of the pandemic has already taken a hefty academic and emotional toll on students, new research shows.

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