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When it comes to nature versus nurture, brain scientists think both matter. Daniel Horowitz for NPR hide caption

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Football fans ate fattier meals the day after their teams lost a game, a study found. hide caption

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The poor tend to value social connections, psychologists say. But as people become wealthy, they need one another less and — according to some scientists — make fewer connections. hide caption

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Pregnant doctors are less likely than other women to deliver their babies via C-section, recent research suggests. Economists say that may be because the physician patients feel more empowered to question the obstetrician. hide caption

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If someone like Lang Lang were starting out now, the energetic concert pianist could nail every piano competition without the judges ever hearing a note, according to a new study. China Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Hidden Brain

How To Win That Music Competition? Send A Video

A new study shows that judges base musical performances more on sight than on sound.

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Girls are more likely to take high school physics if they see women in their communities working in science, technology, engineering and math, a new study finds. Dominik Pabis/ hide caption

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The next time you are in an office cafeteria, notice who sits next to whom at lunch. Jose Pelaez/Corbis hide caption

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