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    BODY & BRAINInfants may learn speech sounds as they snooze. Read “Sleeping babies learn in an eyeblink.” LIFEResearchers find a natural screwlike joint — in a beetle’s hip. See “Weevils evolved nut-and-screw joint.” MATTER & ENERGY An acoustic cloak made of metamaterials reflects sound off a bump as though it were a flat wall. Read “You haven’t […]

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    ATOM & COSMOS Researchers finally detect muon neutrinos switching to electron neutrinos, plus more updates in “News in Brief: Atom & Cosmos.” GENES & CELLS Triggering sleep in fruit fly brains turns the bugs’ short-term memories into long-lived ones. Read “From Z’s to A’s.” LIFE Male cleaner fish punish females when they scare big clients […]

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    ATOM & COSMOSA fireball over Indonesia sent sound waves around the world. Read “News in Brief: Atom & Cosmos.” MOLECULESChemists create a possible pain reliever from crepe jasmine (flowers shown). See “Natural pain-killing chemical synthesized.” BODY & BRAINBacteria can linger on woodwinds for days. Read “Don’t share that clarinet.” EARTHA hot pocket, not a plume, […]

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    BODY & BRAINBroken neural loops distinguish vegetative states. Read “Gravely damaged brains have ‘bottleneck.’ ” MATTER & ENERGYBird plumage inspires a new laser design. See “New laser is from the birds.” HUMANSDepression may boost individuals’ analytical skills. Read “Thinking better with depression.” LIFE Ancient fungi finally found. See “New fungi the dark matter of mushrooms.”

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    DELETED SCENES BLOG A leaked LHC study sparks hubbub, but physicists stay skeptical of a particle find. See “Rumors of a Higgs discovery are just that.” EARTH Eyjafjallajökull spit super-sharp ash. Read “Volcanic ash gets its close-up.” LIFE Brain evolution preceded a diversity boom in one electricity-emitting fish. Read “Zap! More fish.” GENES & CELLS […]

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    ATOM & COSMOSReflected heat may explain the strange slowdown of two spacecraft. Read “Pioneer puzzle pinned on thermodynamics.” DELETED SCENES BLOGAfter 30 years, the space shuttle fleet comes to rest. See “NASA picks shuttles’ retirement homes” to find out where. BODY & BRAINFat breakdown by friendly bacteria may lead to unfriendly buildup in the arteries. […]

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