Psychology

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  1. Science & Society

    Suffering from racist acts can prompt Black teens to constructive action

    Stress from experiencing racist acts can lead Black teens to recognize and confront racism and fight for social justice.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Psychology

    Handwriting beats typing when it comes to taking class notes

    Taking notes with a pen or pencil triggers activity in parts of the brain important for memory and for storing new information.

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  5. Psychology

    You should guess answers to your homework before searching online

    Over a span of 11 years, an increasing share of students performed more poorly on exams than on their homework. Online homework help may explain why.

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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. Microbes

    Some deep-seafloor microbes still alive after 100 million years!

    Some starving microbes nap while awaiting their next meal. For some living miles below the ocean surface, that nap may exceed 100 million years.

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