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  1. illustration of older couple
    Health & Medicine

    Positive attitudes about aging may pay off in better health

    Research into the mind-body connection shows that attitude is everything when it comes to healthy aging.

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  2. Buzz Aldrin on the moon
    Planetary Science

    Accolades, skepticism and science marked Science News’ coverage of Apollo

    Science News’ coverage of the Apollo program stayed focused on the science but also framed the moon missions in the broader social and political context of the era.

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  3. Lisa with moon rocks
    Planetary Science

    How NASA has kept Apollo moon rocks safe from contamination for 50 years

    NASA wouldn’t let our reporter touch the Apollo moon rocks. Here’s why that’s a good thing.

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  4. Apollo 15 lunar module
    Planetary Science

    Apollo astronauts left trash, mementos and experiments on the moon

    Here’s what planetary scientists are learning from the remains of Apollo outposts, and how archeologists hope to preserve it.

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  5. Ecosystems

    Moonlight shapes how some animals move, grow and even sing

    The moon’s light influences lion prey behavior, dung beetle navigation, fish growth, mass migrations and birdsong.

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  6. tick attached to skin
    Health & Medicine

    New approaches may help solve the Lyme disease diagnosis dilemma

    Lyme disease is hard to detect, but scientists are investigating new diagnostic approaches.

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  7. Langoustine claws
    Chemistry

    How seafood shells could help solve the plastic waste problem

    Chitin and chitosan from crustacean shells could put a dent in the world’s plastic waste problem.

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  8. southern ocean in Antarctica
    Climate

    The Southern Ocean may be less of a carbon sink than we thought

    The Southern Ocean’s ability to suck up much of the carbon that humans pump into the atmosphere is in question.

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  9. border station
    Science & Society

    How the battle against measles varies around the world

    Measles is a global health threat. Snapshots of several countries show how stopping its spread depends on local conditions and beliefs.

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  10. measles infection
    Health & Medicine

    Measles erases the immune system’s memory

    The measles virus can usher in other infections for months, or even years.

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  11. 1 year old girl getting MMR vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    Finding common ground can reduce parents’ hesitation about vaccines

    Physicians are examining whether discussing shared health goals can bring vaccine-hesitant parents on board.

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  12. Artificial intelligence gaming illustration
    Artificial Intelligence

    AI can learn real-world skills from playing StarCraft and Minecraft

    By playing StarCraft and Minecraft, artificial intelligence is learning how to collaborate and adapt.

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