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Mixtures of chemical pollutants may harm people and wildlife, even when each chemical is below its regulatory threshold.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

A study that compares the multitasking abilities of awake sleepwalkers and non-sleepwalkers provides insights into the nature of awareness.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Picture of a werewolf, a vampire and a zombie

These real medical conditions carry uncanny echoes of our monster legends.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

How an early bird grandmother helped prove that Nobel Prize-winning fruit fly research matters for human health.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

French researchers find that individuals can learn new information fed to them during certain phases of sleep.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Human fetuses turn toward face-like patterns of light projected through their mothers' abdomens.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

The implications for human reproduction beyond Earth are unclear.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

New evidence for how childhood infections could trigger ciliac disease.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

Shaving and grooming may create an opportunity for infections to spread.

Brian Owens, Contributor

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