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  1. graphene friction
    Physics

    Scientists seek materials that defy friction at the atomic level

    Scientists investigate superslippery materials and other unusual friction feats.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Readers seek answers to stories about shingles, Neandertal spears and more

    Readers had questions about Neandertal spears, Earth’s inner core and more.

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  3. Science & Society

    Seeking a panacea in the gut’s microbiome

    Editor in Chief Nancy Shute discusses the potential role of the gut microbiome in Parkinson's disease and one reporter's connection to the story.

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  4. graphs
    Math

    A new book shows how not to fall for dubious statistics

    Skipped statistics in school and wonder what you missed? David Spiegelhalter’s ‘The Art of Statistics’ has got you covered.

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  5. anxious child
    Psychology

    When anxiety happens as early as preschool, treatments can help

    Researchers are seeking ways to break the link between preschool worries and adult anxiety.

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  6. International Linear Collider
    Physics

    Japan puts plans for the world’s next big particle collider on hold

    The jury is still out on whether Japan will host the world’s first “Higgs factory” — the International Linear Collider.

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  7. mosquito
    Animals

    Geneticists close in on how mosquitoes sniff out human sweat

    A long-sought protein proves vital for mosquitoes’ ability to detect lactic acid, a great clue for finding a human.

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  8. algal bloom off Florida's west coast
    Health & Medicine

    As algae blooms increase, scientists seek better ways to predict these toxic tides

    Scientists around the United States are developing programs that can predict harmful algal blooms in advance.

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  9. Curiosity rover
    Space

    Overnight changes in Mars’ atmosphere could solve a methane mystery

    Overnight atmospheric changes on Mars can explain why two spacecraft measure vastly different concentrations of methane.

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  10. Akkermansia bacteria
    Neuroscience

    Boosting a gut bacterium helps mice fight an ALS-like disease

    Gut bacteria may alter ALS symptoms for good or ill.

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  11. peanuts
    Health & Medicine

    Liquid mouth drops could one day protect people from peanut allergies

    An immune treatment given as liquid mouth drops helped allergic children eat the equivalent of a few peanuts without having a reaction.

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  12. Science & Society

    Celebrating scientists who ask big questions

    Editor in Chief Nancy Shute discusses scientists who are asking important questions for society.

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