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Before Apollo 11 landed, astronauts needed a map of the Moon

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Only one person responded to a call for an absolutely critical mission

Timothy Swindle, University of Arizona

Neurons and cancer cells are a dangerous duo

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Claudia Lopez, University of Pennsylvania

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Bacteria from our guts have the tools to solve blood bank shortages

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Lauren Sara McKee, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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60% of astronauts test positive for active herpes virus in space

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Something about space brings out cold sores - what does it mean for people on Earth?

Mackenzie Thornbury, University of Montreal

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The US-Mexico border is making life complicated for green sea turtles

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Tim Briggs, Northeastern University

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You're eating, drinking, and breathing microplastics. Now what?

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Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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There's no corner of the globe safe from microplastic pollution

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Rebecca Dzombak, University of Michigan

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Alternative medicine could treat our maladies, but we have to study it

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It is sorely lacking in rigorous scientific research

Song-My Hoang, University of Pittsburgh

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People with narcolepsy process humor differently

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A good joke or sudden surprise can trigger muscle weakness

Quinn Eastman, Emory University

Microglia may be the missing clue to solve the opioid epidemic

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Sara Whitestone, Université de Bordeaux

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Being a Pokémon Master in childhood permanently alters your brain

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Hannah Thomasy, University of Washington

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