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A virtual reality program developed by NASA could help scientists visualize the magnetic fields around the earth. NASA hide caption

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NASA Taps Young People To Help Develop Virtual Reality Technology

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A chimpanzee skull, at left, and a human skull. Scientists are probing why our brains evolved so differently despite many similarities. D. Roberts/Getty Images/Science Photo Libra hide caption

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A new report reveals how the industry influenced research in the 1960s to deflect concerns about the impact of sugar on health — including pulling the plug on a study it funded. Karen M. Romanko/Getty Images hide caption

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What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Tell Us

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Doctors think the chronic pain of "shoulder impingement" may arise from age-related tendon and muscle degeneration, or from a bone spur that can rub against a tendon. Michele Constantini/PhotoAlto/Getty Images hide caption

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Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into Question

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The core of the RBT-3 reactor at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad, Russia. Some scientists suspect the institute's work on medical isotopes might explain radioactivity detected over Europe. Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Clues In That Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Point Toward Russia

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A farmer plows his field with an ox-pulled plow in China's Guangxi province. Archaeologists think that domesticated farm animals increased inequality in some ancient societies. Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From Cattle To Capital: How Agriculture Bred Ancient Inequality

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Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

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Researchers Explore The Effects Of Section 8 Grants In Houston

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A neolithic jar from Khramis Didi-Gora, Georgia. The country has long prided itself on its winemaking tradition. A new analysis of ancient Georgian jars confirms that tradition goes back 8,000 years. Courtesy of the Georgian National Museum hide caption

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Georgian Jars Hold 8,000-Year-Old Winemaking Clues

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Brain Scientists Look Beyond Opioids To Conquer Pain

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In D.C., Brain Science Meets Behavioral Science To Shed Light On Mental Disorders

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iPTF14hls: The Star That Won't Die

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