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  1. Why Did So Many Americans Trust Russian Hackers' Election Propaganda?
    Investigations of Russian influence on the 2016 election have tended to focus on the role of social media. Researchers are also exploring the psychological vulnerability that hackers exploited.
  2. Researchers Find A Web Of Factors Behind Multiple Sclerosis
    It's looking like MS strikes when a variety of triggers gang up to impair neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers are using their new knowledge to search for treatments.
  3. Scientists Find Brain Cells That Make Pain Hurt
    Researchers have pinpointed the neurons that give pain its unpleasant edge. By turning these neurons off in mice, the scientists relieved the unpleasantness of pain without numbing sensation.
  4. Daily Movement — Even Household Chores — May Boost Brain Health In Elderly
    Whether it's exercise or housework, older Americans who move their bodies regularly may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills, even if they have brain lesions and other signs of dementia.
  5. Bacteria In Worms Make A Mosquito Repellent That Might Beat DEET
    An insect-killing bacteria that lives inside a parasitic worm might hold the key to developing a powerful new repellent.
  6. From Couch Potato To Fitness Buff: How I Learned To Love Exercise
    Creating an exercise habit doesn't mean you have to spend hours sweating on a treadmill. Start small, build up slowly and remember that all movement counts — even vacuuming, if you do it vigorously.
  7. Report: Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than On The Road
    Americans now have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to new analysis from the National Safety Council.
  8. Severe Flu Raises Risk Of Birth Problems For Pregnant Women, Babies
    Pregnant women in intensive care with severe cases of the flu have a higher risk of giving birth to babies prematurely. The risk of breathing problems for the baby is also substantially higher.
  9. Should Hyping Edible Bugs Focus On The Experience Instead Of The Environment?
    A new study shows that when ads made hedonistic marketing claims, such as "exotic" or "delicious," rather than targeting environmental interests, more people were willing to try eating insects.
  10. A Blue Clue In Medieval Teeth May Bespeak A Woman's Artistry Circa A.D. 1000
    Analysis of fossilized dental tartar of a medieval woman buried in a German monastery reveals specks of blue to be lapis lazuli — a luxurious pigment used to create gorgeous illuminated manuscripts.
  11. Why Consumers Systematically Give Inflated Grades For Poor Service
    A study shows that rating systems for online marketplaces are prone to inflation, because raters feel pressured to leave high scores.
  12. Scientists Have 'Hacked Photosynthesis' In Search Of More Productive Crops
    Scientists have re-engineered photosynthesis, a foundation of life on Earth, creating genetically modified plants that grow faster and bigger. They hope it leads to bigger harvests of food.
  13. Why Millions Of Kids Can't Read, And What Better Teaching Can Do About It
    The instruction many students get is not based on the overwhelming scientific evidence about how kids turn spoken sounds into letters and words on a page.
  14. Could Exercising In Frigid Temperatures Make Us Healthier?
    As a freezing winter drives many of us indoors, some extreme athletes embrace the cold as a great way to burn calories and retrain the immune system while working out. Not so fast, physiologists say.
  15. Research Supports Claims That Teeth Worsen Without Fluoridated Water
    Using Medicaid payment data from towns in Alaska that have rejected fluoride in recent years, a new study supports dentists' claims that teeth get worse when the water supply is not fluoridated.

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