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  1. As Brains Mature, More Robust Information Networks Boost Self-Control
    Sometime between grade school and grad school, the brain's information highways get remapped in a way that dramatically reins in impulsive behavior.
  2. Scientists Pinpoint How A Flamingo Balances On One Leg
    What appears to be a feat actually requires almost no muscle effort from the bird. The researchers found even a dead flamingo's body will fall into a stable one-leg balance if positioned vertically.
  3. Many Adults Don't Think Exposure To Vaping Is Bad For Kids
    Nicotine, heavy metals and tiny particles that can harm the lungs float around in the aerosol from e-cigarettes. But a survey finds many adults don't think secondhand vape is dangerous for children.
  4. How Elections Influence Judges
    Social science research looks at the relationship between how judges rule and how they are influenced by election campaigns.
  5. Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter
    The latest evidence that a chocolate habit may lower your risk of heart disease: A study finds people who ate small amounts of chocolate several times a week had a lower risk of atrial fibrillation.
  6. Miami's Zika Outbreak Began Months Before It Was First Detected
    Travelers infected with the Zika virus in the Caribbean brought it to South Florida multiple times before officials realized it had reached the U.S., an analysis of virus genomes finds.
  7. 3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Sheds Light On How The Spine Evolved
    It's hard evidence that the type of spinal segmentation and numbering found in modern humans emerged 3.3 million years ago, the scientists say. The remarkable fossil was discovered in Ethiopia.
  8. At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery
    In 1980, John Goodenough's work led to the lithium-ion battery, now found in everything from phones to electric cars. He and fellow researchers say they've come up with a faster-charging alternative.
  9. Pediatricians Advise No Fruit Juice Until Kids Are 1
    Older kids should limit the amount of juice they drink too. Whole fruit is better than juice because it contains fiber, which slows the absorption of sugar and fills you up the way juice doesn't.
  10. Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage
    In 1848, a railroad worker survived an accident that drove a 13-pound iron bar through his head. The injury changed his personality, and our understanding of the brain.
  11. Scientists One Step Closer To 3-D-Printed Ovaries To Treat Infertility
    Researchers printed gelatin scaffolds into which they placed ovarian tissue, and then implanted the new organs in mice. Three out of seven female mice produced healthy offspring using the technology.
  12. Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here's What Happened
    Predators that attacked the clay caterpillars left telltale bite marks, which were later analyzed to help figure the critter's risk of getting eaten. That analysis revealed a striking pattern.
  13. Many Of California's Salmon Populations Unlikely To Survive The Century
    Climate change, dams and agriculture are threatening Chinook salmon, the iconic fish at the core of the state's fishing industry, a report predicts. And 23 other fish species are also at risk.
  14. Tragic Love Triangle Is Sad For Lonely Rare Snail, Still Good For Science
    A garden snail with a rare genetic condition can't mate with normal snails; scientists launch an international search for a mate; two possible mates are found. But they mate with each other instead.
  15. Orangutan Moms Are The Primate Champs Of Breast-Feeding
    Orangutans breast-feed up to nine years, longer than any other primate. That may help offspring survive food shortages. But humans may have gained a survival advantage from weaning earlier.
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