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You live in a mostly 2D world, but the map in your brain charts the places you've been in 3D

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Place cells in the brain light up in familiar places, both on the ground and climbing in the air

Dori Grijseels, University of Sussex

Researchers use CRISPR to eliminate HIV in mice, DNA and all

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Xinwen Zhu, Boston University

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Should the age of humans have a geologic name?

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Rebecca Dzombak, University of Michigan

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Daylight saving time is bad for your health

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Anisha Kalidindi, Ohio State University

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Meet Émilie du Châtelet, the French socialite who helped lay the foundations of modern physics

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She improved on Newton's work and outclassed Voltaire

Kelsey Lucas, University of Michigan

Gamers are one-upping nature and computers by designing whole new proteins

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Luyi Cheng, Northwestern University

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Pregnant women must get their flu shots to help avoid future influenza epidemics

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The flu virus treats the altered immune systems of pregnant individuals as its training ground to get stronger, making vaccination an imperative

Marnie Willman, University of Manitoba Bannatyne

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Some brains are more susceptible to PTSD after trauma than others

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Claudia Lopez-Lloreda, University of Pennsylvania

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Scientists have shown the perfect way to make pancakes, and that has huge implications

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Some science is labeled "silly" by the media and politicians, but don't be fooled — simple research is extremely important

Molly Sargen, Harvard University

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