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Eventually, everybody dies. But that doesn’t mean that scientists shouldn’t work to help people live the longest, most enjoyable life possible.

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Arctic animals have features that help them thrive in a harsh environment. But the reverse is also true: many of these creatures depend on Arctic conditions to survive.

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An Italian doctor wants to transplant a quadriplegic patient’s head onto a donor body. Is this is the next leap in regenerative medicine, or just a whacked-out idea from a latter-day Dr. Frankenstein.

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There are a lot of studies that talk about the health benefits of breakfast. But some of them require a closer look. They don’t necessarily show that breakfast causes good health.

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If you combine alcohol with energy drinks, you might end up with a long-term problem: addiction. In fact, energy drink cocktails can affect the teenage brain similarly to cocaine.

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You’ve probably encountered plenty of mythological creatures like centaurs and mermaids in books and movies. But could these strange hybrids actually exist? Although is is possible for animals from two different species to produce offspring, it doesn’t happen very often.

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Mercury pollution from southern Canada can travel all the way to the Arctic. There, mercury can impact aquatic food webs, and all the species who depend on them—including humans.

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Scientists think that genetically engineered gut bacteria could help fight obesity.

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People can act in racist ways or make racist comments without consciously meaning to. Thankfully, your brain contains the machinery necessary to correct implicit racial biases. All it takes is a little mental effort!

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By studying lake mud, scientists can go back in time to a lake’s natural state. This helps them understand how human activity and environmental change have impacted the lake over time.

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