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  1. Notre Dame de Paris
    Physics

    How to restore the legendary acoustics of Notre Dame

    Using heritage acoustics, researchers hope to help restore the sound of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral.

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  2. fist illustration
    Science & Society

    What happens when governments crack down on scientists just doing their jobs?

    Through their research findings or sense of duty, scientists can run afoul of government leaders keen to control information’s spread.

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  3. birth control pills
    Neuroscience

    Is taking birth control as a teen linked to depression? It’s complicated

    As researchers sift through conflicting data, no clear answers emerge on whether birth control during teenage years can cause depression later.

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  4. Julia Robinson illustration
    Math

    How Julia Robinson helped define the limits of mathematical knowledge

    Born 100 years ago, Julia Robinson played a key role in solving Hilbert’s 10th problem.

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  5. mentoring
    Health & Medicine

    For people with HIV, undetectable virus means untransmittable disease

    HIV outreach and care in Washington, D.C., reveals the struggles and successes of getting drugs into the hands of those who need them.

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  6. Joy Degl as a baby
    Health & Medicine

    Mom’s immune system and microbiome may help predict premature birth

    Analyzing patients’ immune systems, microbiomes and more, researchers find signals to pinpoint and halt premature labor.

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  7. Artisans carving rosewood
    Ecosystems

    Can forensics help keep endangered rosewood off the black market?

    Timber traffickers are plundering the world’s forests, but conservationists have a new set of tools to fight deforestation.

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  8. SN 10 illustration
    Science & Society

    This year’s SN 10 enjoy the journey, not just the discovery

    Meet 10 young researchers who combine persistence and passion to make headway on science’s big questions.

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  9. Brett McGuire
    Chemistry

    Brett McGuire searches space for the chemistry of life

    The complex molecules Brett McGuire has discovered in interstellar space may point to the origins of carbon-based life.

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  10. Andrea Young
    Physics

    Andrea Young uncovers the strange physics of 2-D materials

    Physicist Andrea Young has set his sights on the strange ways electrons behave in flat, layered structures.

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  11. Seth Shipman
    Health & Medicine

    Seth Shipman recorded a movie in DNA — and that’s just the beginning

    Seth Shipman is developing tools that may reveal hidden biological processes.

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  12. Abigail Swann
    Climate

    Abigail Swann’s alternate Earths show how plants shape climate

    Abigail Swann's studies reveal that water vapor from forests can affect drought patterns a hemisphere away.

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