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  1. Debate Arises over Teaching "Growth Mindsets" to Motivate Students

    Research shows conflicting data on the impact of the intervention, but a major new study confirms it can work

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  2. Earth Could Be a Lens for a Revolutionary Space Telescope

    Stationed beyond the moon, the proposed “terrascope” would use our planet’s atmosphere to magnify light from distant objects

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  3. Ballistic Maggots, Synthetic Winks and Why You're Not Goop: This Week's Best Science

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  4. The Scientific Underpinnings and Impacts of Shame

    People who feel shame readily are at risk for depression and anxiety disorders

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    Does Birth Order Affect Personality?

    Researchers examine the old adage that birth order plays a significant role in shaping who we are

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  6. These Plants Can Replace Meat--but Will Doing So Help the Environment?

    Moving away from meat would reduce fertilizer use, cropland and carbon dioxide emissions. Yet it alone will not save the planet

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  7. Airborne Plastic Is Blowing All the Way to the Arctic

    Tiny plastic particles have turned up in samples of Arctic snow, pointing to their ubiquity in the environment

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  8. Antisense Drugs for Huntington's, ALS and Prion Diseases Could Meet the Dire Need for

    A genetic therapy that increases or lowers levels of a protein raises hopes for a treatment for neurological disorders

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  9. A Flash on Jupiter, the Death of Mitochondria and the World under Your Skin: The Week

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  10. An Innovative Robotic Exosuit Boosts Both Walking and Running

    The soft wearable could prove useful for military applications, emergencies and medical rehabilitation

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  11. The Reason Antarctica Is Melting: Shifting Winds, Driven by Global Warming

    A new study helps solve the puzzle of why the continent’s western glaciers are melting so fast

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  12. Your Employer May Be Spying on You--and Wasting Its Time

    New technologies help companies monitor their workers’ every move. But do those data tell them anything useful?

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    Can We Rely on Our Intuition?

    As the world becomes more complex, making decisions becomes harder. Is it best to depend on careful analysis or to trust your gut?

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  14. Scientists Seek Better Guidelines for Editing Genes in Human Embryos

    In the first of two meetings, an international commission discussed the criteria required before such experiments should be conducted—if ever

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  15. Earth's Magnetic Field Reversal Took Three Times Longer Than Thought

    A new study suggests the last field reversal 773,000 years ago took 22,000 years to occur, which could explain some of the inner workings of our planet’s core

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  16. Despite Controversy, Human Studies of CRISPR Move Forward in the U.S.

    The technology that produced a global scandal in China last year has entered into clinical trials to treat sickle cell anemia and an eye disease

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  17. Fang Needles, Quantum Carpets and Tender Robot Touches

    Feast your eyes on the week’s best science GIFs

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  18. Medicine in Space: What Microgravity Can Tell Us about Human Health

    Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor discusses her experience in microgravity and doing biological experiments in space

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    The Hunt Is On for Alpha Centauri's Planets

    Astronomers could soon learn whether or not the nearest neighboring star system harbors habitable worlds

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  20. Midsize Black Holes May Explain the Milky Way's Speediest Stars

    Some stars moving fast enough to escape the galaxy likely come from a never before seen class of intermediate-mass black holes

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  21. Brazil's Sacked Space Director Speaks Out on Attacks on Science

    Ricardo Galvão discusses his dismissal after Amazon deforestation data rankled President Bolsonaro

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  22. "Qutrit" Experiments Are a First in Quantum Teleportation

    The proof-of-concept demonstrations herald a major step forward in quantum communications

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  23. Supergravity Snags Super Award: $3-Million Special Breakthrough Prize

    The theory, which emerged in the 1970s as a way to unify the fundamental forces of nature, has profoundly shaped the landscape of particle physics

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  24. Fans May Be Okay for Muggy Days--but Avoid Them in Extreme Dry Heat

    New research contradicts conventional wisdom on fan use during heat waves

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  25. Environmental Activists Have Higher Death Rates Than Some Soldiers

    Killings of those protecting nature are highest in countries with corruption and weak rule of law

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