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  1. Science & Society

    These free programs can help teens seeking to quit vaping

    Most kids don’t know where to find help to stop using e-cigarettes. But new teen-friendly programs are emerging.

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  2. Science & Society

    Batteries not included: This Game Boy look-alike doesn’t need them

    Game Boy revolutionized the gaming industry. A newer version could help slow the rate of climate change.

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  3. Tech

    Trees power this alarm system for remote forest fires

    Wind moving through tree branches is all the energy needed to power devices that can detect a remote fire before it rages into an uncontrolled inferno.

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  4. 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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  5. Humans

    Changing climates can take cooling tips from warm regions

    When summer heat waves hit northern cities, people might look to keep cool using tropical building strategies — and forgotten architectural wisdom.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Trio wins 2020 Nobel for discovery of hepatitis C

    It took 50 years from discovery of hepatitis C to its cure. For their pivotal work in this area, three men will take home a 2020 Nobel Prize.

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  7. Science & Society

    Scientists Say: Theory

    A theory is an explanation of how part of the world works. It’s one that’s been tested many times and in many ways.

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  8. Archaeology

    Stonehenge enhanced voices and music within the stone ring

    Scientists built a 'Stonehenge Lego' model in a sound chamber to study how sound would have behaved in the ancient stone circle.

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  9. Plants

    ‘Vampire’ parasite challenges the definition of a plant

    Langsdorffia are stripped down to their essentials. Lacking green leaves for photosynthesis, they steal energy and nutrients from other plants.

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