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Studying? Don’t answer that text!

Thu, 2015-05-21 13:00
Homework time? Put away the cell phone. Responding to texts gets in the way of learning and test-taking, teen researchers show.
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Picture This: The world’s biggest seed

Thu, 2015-05-21 07:00
This monster seed develops on a super-slow-growing island palm. Key to that palm’s survival are leaves that funnel fertilized water to nutrient-starved roots.
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Keeping roofs cooler to cut energy costs

Wed, 2015-05-20 12:59
Cool it! A cheap paint-on coating for roofing shingles could help reduce a home’s heating bills and might even trim urban ozone levels, a teen shows.
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Catching ZZZs may retrieve lost memories

Wed, 2015-05-20 07:00
Forgetful? Maybe you’ve forgotten to get enough shuteye. A study in fruit flies suggests that a good sleep can boost their ability to remember things.
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Teens want to make windshield wipers obsolete

Tue, 2015-05-19 13:00
Windshield wipers often can’t keep up with the rain. High-intensity air sprays might one day take their place, according to research by two teens.
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Pesticides offer bees a risky allure

Tue, 2015-05-19 07:01
Honeybees and bumblebees sometimes cannot taste or avoid pesticides called neonicotinoids. And that may expose some of these important pollinators to harm.
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Picture This: The real ‘early bird’

Mon, 2015-05-18 07:00
Long before dinosaurs went extinct, birds were emerging on Earth. These hummingbird-size wading birds are the earliest known ancestors of today’s birds.
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Carbon dioxide levels rise fast and high

Sun, 2015-05-17 07:00
The buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising faster than at any time since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. The burning of fossil fuels is largely to blame.
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Teens win big for pollution control and HIV detection

Fri, 2015-05-15 13:08
Ah-choo! The 2015 Intel ISEF competition’s top winner designed a way to curb germs on planes. Two other big winners invented ways to detect HIV early and to corral oil spills at sea.
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Eek! What if you get bed bugs?

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:15
A bed bug infestation requires attention. Some treatments you can undertake yourself, but many are best left to professionals.
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Return of the bed bug

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:15
Bed bugs have staged a comeback over the past 15 years. The bloodsucking parasites succeeded through a combination of evolution and luck.
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4 reasons not to ignore signs of bed bugs

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:15
Here are important reasons not to ignore signs of bed bugs. Above all, an infestation carries real risks to your health and wellbeing.
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Scientists feed bed bugs (on purpose)

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:15
To study bed bugs in the lab, scientists had to first learn how to keep the blood-thirsty critters well fed. And that proved easier said than done.
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Questions for ‘Return of the bed bug’

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:00
Questions for ‘Return of the bed bug’
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Bones: Custom cushioning helps heal a bad break

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:00
If the stiff casts encasing broken limbs included an inflatable air bladder instead of a soft lining, costly and painful complications experienced by some patients during healing might be avoided, two teens reported at the 2015 Intel ISEF competition.
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Scientists ‘see’ thunder for first time

Thu, 2015-05-14 07:00
Scientists have captured the first image of thunder. The map shows the relative strengths of the sound waves emanating from the loud clap.
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Scientists 'see' thunder for first time

Thu, 2015-05-14 07:00
Scientists have captured the first image of thunder. The map shows the relative strengths of the sound waves emanating from the loud clap.
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What’s the buzz? A new mosquito lure

Wed, 2015-05-13 13:00
Broadcasting a fake buzz can lure male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes away from females. That could reduce populations of these annoying — and disease-causing — insects, reports a teen at the 2015 Intel ISEF competition.
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What's the buzz? A new mosquito lure

Wed, 2015-05-13 13:00
Broadcasting a fake buzz can lure male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes away from females. That could reduce populations of these annoying — and disease-causing — insects, reports a teen at the 2015 Intel ISEF competition.
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Major new quake rattles Nepal

Wed, 2015-05-13 09:07
A new earthquake struck Nepal on May 12. Its tremors were centered on a new region.
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