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Seeing Through the Smoke -- The Secrets in a Cigarette

Many cigarettes are only two-thirds tobacco, and contain hundreds of additives, such as antifreeze, cocoa shells, and liquorice.

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Feb. 25, 2011

Cell Phone Radiation Affects Brain, Study Says

Researchers identify an effect of radiation from cell phones on the brain.

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Sep. 11, 2009

ADHD And The Brain's Reward System

New research says that people suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are lacking in certain brain proteins essential for experiencing reward and motivation.

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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