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  1. Replacing Vacant Lots With Green Spaces Can Ease Depression In Urban Communities
    When researchers cleaned up vacant lots and planted grass and trees in poor neighborhoods in Philadelphia, residents' mental health improved.
  2. Migrating Arctic Geese Are Confused, Exhausted By Rising Temperatures
    Warmer weather means that barnacle geese fly faster to their breeding grounds, leaving them too tired to lay eggs right away. By the time they're ready, the babies have missed the best food.
  3. A Spike In Liver Disease Deaths Among Young Adults Fueled By Alcohol
    Deaths due to liver disease have increased among the young — and heavy drinking is to blame.
  4. Physicists Go Small: Let's Put A Particle Accelerator On A Chip
    A tiny accelerator could be useful in medicine as well as basic science. Instead of speeding up beams of electrons through giant tunnels, the aim here is to build accelerators on semiconductor chips.
  5. Scientists Hunt For A Test To Diagnose Chronic Brain Injury In Living People
    Doctors are closer to a test in live brains that could help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease that's been linked to concussions and other repeated brain assaults.
  6. More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms
    A new study finds that teens who engage in frequent texting, social media use and other online activities daily are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD.
  7. Surfing For Science: A New Way To Gather Data For Ocean And Coastal Research
    Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography hope to turn surfers into citizen scientists by equipping them with a "smartfin" that gathers data as they surf.
  8. Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too
    Hot weather can influence cognitive performance, according to new research. Young adults living in non-air-conditioned dorms during a heat wave performed worse on math and attention tests.
  9. Researchers Study Thousands Of Ticks Collected By The People They Bit
    Researchers invited the public to help them study the geographic spread of ticks that carry pathogens that can sicken humans. People were eager to oblige by sending in the pesky bugs that bit them.
  10. Want A Creative Spark? Get To Know Someone From Another Culture
    We find comfort in the familiar, but do we find creativity? New research supports the claim that diverse teams are more innovative.
  11. To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums
    Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor play, a study finds that the ticks that often convey Lyme disease become unable to bite, and soon die, after exposure to clothing treated with permethrin.
  12. With More Opioid Use, People Are More Likely To Get Caught Up In The Justice System
    A new study shows Americans with opioid addiction are more likely to have been arrested or convicted of a crime, suggesting a need to involve police, courts and jails in treating addiction.
  13. Scientists Hope Lab-Grown Embryos Can Save Rhino Species From Extinction
    Only two northern white rhinos remain, and they're both female. But researchers said Wednesday that they successfully have created embryos using sperm collected from the males before they died out.
  14. The Other Victims: First Responders To Violent Disasters Often Suffer Alone
    Some firefighters, EMTS and police officers say recent mass shootings have brought to the surface their own trauma, buried over years on the job. Many find it hard to open up and seek help.
  15. For Women Over 30, There May Be A Better Choice Than The Pap Smear
    A new study adds weight to the evidence that an HPV test can more accurately test for cervical cancer risk than a Pap smear.

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