Humans

  1. Animals

    Getting wild mosquitoes back to the lab alive takes a custom backpack

    The new low-tech transportation method could help scientists in Africa assess if malaria-carrying mosquitoes are resistant to a common insecticide.

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  2. Psychology

    Online spaces may intensify teens’ uncertainty in social interactions

    Little is known of how teens learn about emotions online and then use that knowledge to cope with social uncertainty during in-person encounters.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    College students want to help during an opioid overdose but don’t know how

    A survey of college students reported many are comfortable calling emergency services for an overdose, but fewer know how to intervene with naloxone.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, margarine’s ‘healthy’ reputation began to melt away

    In the 1970s, scientists began to suspect that margarine was bad for heart health. A key component, artificial trans fat, was a major factor.

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  5. Archaeology

    These Stone Age humans were more gatherer than hunter

    Though not completely vegetarian, the Iberomaurusian hunter-gatherers from North Africa relied heavily on plants such as acorns, pistachios and oats.

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  6. Humans

    Rain Bosworth studies how deaf children experience the world

    Deaf experimental psychologist Rain Bosworth has found that babies are primed to learn sign language just like spoken language.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Irregular bone marrow cells may increase heart disease risk

    Over time, bone marrow stem cells develop key genetic errors and pass them on to immune cells. This may increase the risk of developing heart disease.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Traces of bird flu are showing up in cow milk. Here’s what to know

    We asked the experts: Should people be worried? Pasteurization and the H5N1 virus’s route to infection suggests risks to people remains low.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Malaria parasites can evade rapid tests, threatening eradication goals

    Genetic mutations are making Plasmodium falciparum, parasites that cause malaria, invisible to rapid tests. New, more sensitive tests could help.

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  10. Neuroscience

    Rat cells grew in mice brains, and helped sniff out cookies

    When implanted into mouse embryos, stem cells from rats grew into forebrains and structures that handle smells.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    Pelvic exams at hospitals require written consent, new U.S. guidelines say 

    Hospitals must now get written consent to perform pelvic, breast, prostate and rectal exams on sedated patients or risk losing federal funding.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    A new U.S. tool maps where heat will be dangerous for your health

    The daily updated HeatRisk map uses color coding to show where the health threat from heat is highest and offers tips on how to stay safe.

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