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  1. A New Hope: Seal Learns To Sing Star Wars Theme
    Researchers say teaching seals to copy melodies might help inform speech therapy for humans.
  2. Breaking The Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has Its Benefits
    Tens of thousands of Instagram followers can't be wrong: Curiosity about the sober life is trending. Scientists say cutting out alcohol can improve your sleep and blood pressure, and help your liver.
  3. A Russian Biologist Wants To Create More Gene-Edited Babies
    A Moscow scientist claims he has a safe way of editing genes in human embryos — a method that could protect resulting babies from being infected with HIV. Approval of the experiment seems unlikely.
  4. New Report Says Women Will Soon Be Majority Of College-Educated U.S. Workers
    This year women who graduated from college will likely make up a majority of adults with degrees in the U.S. labor force. The increase could signal greater earning potential for women in the future.
  5. What Dropping 17,000 Wallets Around The Globe Can Teach Us About Honesty
    Scientists used "lost" wallets to test whether people are more likely to be dishonest when they might profit. The results were puzzling — so they put more money in the wallets.
  6. There's More To Look Forward To After Peaking Professionally
    Social scientist Arthur Brooks set out to figure out how life after 50 can be more professionally fulfilling. His advice? "Stop being an innovator and start being an instructor."
  7. I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers
    Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades earlier.
  8. Boaty McBoatface, Internet-Adored Sub, Makes Deep-Sea Discovery On Climate Change
    Since the delightful snafu that led to the research vessel's goofy moniker, the autonomous submarine has been off gathering deep-sea data on the effects of Antarctic winds.
  9. Scientists Explain Puppy Dog Eyes
    You know that feeling you get when a dog looks into your face and either looks really sad or kind of confused? Scientists say they've figured out why they do that, and why it makes us melt.
  10. A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Help Seniors Thrive
    Physician Louise Aronson treats patients who are in their 60s — as well as those who are older than 100. She writes about changing approaches to elder health care in her book Elderhood.
  11. Pass The Brazier: Early Evidence Of Cannabis Smoking Found On Chinese Artifacts
    Humans have been smoking pot to get high since the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists have found early evidence of cannabis use from wooden bowls exhumed from ancient tombs in western China.
  12. How Almonds Went From Deadly To Delicious
    In a new study, researchers pinpoint the genetic mutation that transformed almonds from toxic and bitter to tasty and sweet.
  13. Researchers May Have Found A Way To Improve Black Men's Life Expectancy
    Black men have the lowest life expectancy of any major demographic group in the U.S. Researchers say the solution appears to be pairing black men with black physicians.
  14. The Swap: Less Processed Meat, More Plant-Based Foods May Boost Longevity
    A new study of 80,000 people finds that those who ate the most red meat — especially processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs — had a higher risk of premature death compared with those who ate less.
  15. To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over
    Scientists often share their latest research on posters displayed at big conferences. Posters are a long-standing tradition, but one reformer says they're mostly terrible and need to change.
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