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Mild stress could help burn fat and lose weight.

Brian Owens, Contributor

New twist on overhand knot comes from experiments with tied wires.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A new model offers insights into rhythms of brain activity.

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Continuous monitoring of lung health can help treat respiratory diseases.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Wood-based products can behave like mini-earthquakes.

Michael Greshko, Contributor

Scientists discover tens of thousands of alternatives to the traditional Windsor knot.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Human tendency to seek patterns leads to misperception of randomness.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Understanding wrinkles begins with math.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

The best statistical analysis may be no match for luck.

Chris Gorski, Editor

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