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  1. Animals

    Let’s learn about electric eels

    Learn about where an electric eel’s powerful jolt comes from and more with this collection of stories.

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  2. Brain

    Zapping the brain may make it work right again

    Sending electrical zaps to electrodes implanted deep in the brain can help people with Parkinson’s disease, depression and even obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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  3. Fossils

    Let’s learn about dinosaur extinction

    Dinosaurs disappeared 66 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous. What made them go extinct?

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  4. Animals

    Pandas use their heads as a kind of extra limb for climbing

    Their short legs on a stout bear body mean pandas use a rare technique to climb up a tree.

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  5. Environment

    Decades-long project is linking our health to the environment

    Started in 1959, this California study is one of the oldest ongoing research projects in the world.

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  6. 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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  7. Life

    Scientists Say: Fermentation

    Fermentation breaks down carbohydrates, such as sugars, producing energy and making gases, acids or alcohol. This process can help make foods and fuels.

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  8. Life

    Here’s how butterfly wings keep cool in the sun

    Butterfly wings sport structures that let living tissues release more heat than the rest of the wing.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Answers to your questions on the new coronavirus

    As SARS-CoV-2 spreads globally, researchers are looking for answers on why this novel coronavirus is so infectious and hard to control.

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