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Top Science News
November 19, 2020

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How the Brain Forms Sensory Memories

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts Headed to ISS

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Tree Rings and Supernovas

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Hurricanes Reaching Further Inland

 A new study identifies a region of the thalamus as a key source of signals encoding past experiences in the …
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updated 10:46pm EST

Health News
November 19, 2020

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Poor Nutrition in School Years: 20cm Shorter

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Positive Outlook Predicts Less Memory Decline

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A Drop in Human Temperature

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Human Brains Are ‘Prewired’ to See Words

 A new global analysis has assessed the height and weight of school-aged children and adolescents across the world. The study revealed that …
Latest Health Headlines
updated 10:46pm EST

Physical/Tech News
November 19, 2020

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OSIRIS-REx: Significant Amount of Asteroid

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Volcanic Impact On Io’s Atmosphere

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Wave: Some Exoplanets May Be Able to See Us, Too

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NASA Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid

 Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission team received on Thursday, Oct. 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of …
Latest Physical/Tech Headlines
updated 10:46pm EST

Environment News
November 19, 2020

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Vampire Bats: Social Distancing While Sick

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Turbulent Era Sparked Leap in Human Behavior

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Octopus-Inspired Sucker Transfers Delicate …

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Rain Really Can Move Mountains

 New research shows that when vampire bats feel sick, they socially distance themselves from groupmates in their roost — no public health guidance …
Latest Environment Headlines
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Society/Education News
November 19, 2020

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Hot-Button Words: Neural Polarization

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COVID-19’s Massive Impact On Carbon Emissions

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Nitrous Oxide Emissions Pose Climate Threat

How Coronavirus Took Hold in N. America, Europe

 Researchers have linked a brain region to what they call neural polarization, offering a glimpse into the partisan brain in the weeks leading up to what is arguably the most consequential U.S. …
Latest Society/Education Headlines
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