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  1. Seagrass beds off Virginia’s Eastern Shore
    Environment

    How planting 70 million eelgrass seeds led to an ecosystem’s rapid recovery

    The study is a blueprint for restoration efforts that capitalize on seagrass habitats’ capacity to store carbon and that can be replicated elsewhere.

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  2. tiger tail seahorse
    Animals

    Genome clues help explain the strange life of seahorses

    Researchers have decoded the genetic instruction manual of a seahorse (Hippocampus comes) and found clues to its nearly 104-million-year evolutionary history.

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  3. juvenile seahorses
    Animals

    Toddler seahorses are bumbling and adorable

    Rice-grain-sized youngsters can’t yet get a grasp with their tails.

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  4. seahorse
    Animals

    How a seahorse dad is like a pregnant woman

    Live birth has evolved at least 150 times in vertebrates, including in seahorses and humans. And there are some surprising similarities between the species.

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  5. seahorse skeleton
    Animals

    Why seahorses have square tails

    3-D printed seahorse tails reveal possible benefits of square cross-sections for armor and gripping.

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  6. brain structures
    Neuroscience

    Brain shapes come from mom and dad

    By linking genes to brain shapes, scientists have a new way to study how the brain works.

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  7. People socializing
    Neuroscience

    Hippocampus makes maps of social space, too

    The hippocampus is a multitalented mapmaker.

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  8. a broad-nosed pipefish
    Animals

    Pregnant male pipefish not so great at giving embryos oxygen

    During male pregnancy, pipefish embryos can get stunted by low oxygen in dad’s brood pouch.

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  9. Neuron connections
    Neuroscience

    With good timing, experiences can rewire old brains

    New experiences can rewire old brains — but the timing has to be just right.

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  10. Animals

    Odd head of seahorse cloaks its sneak attacks

    Head shape creates hydrodynamic fake-out for stealth hunting.

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  11. Neuroscience

    Protein production prevents sleep-loss forgetfulness

    Boosting levels of certain proteins in mice prevented memory problems associated with sleep deprivation.

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  12. Neuroscience

    Caffeine may improve memory

    Taking the stimulant after learning new information boosted people’s recall the next day.

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