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

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Smart Teenage Brains May Get Some Extra Learning Time

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

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Diet Of Defeat: Why Football Fans Mourn With High-Fat Food

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Security guards stand outside newspaper offices in Guangdong province in January, where banners and flowers were laid in protest of censorship. AP hide caption

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It's OK To Protest In China, Just Don't March

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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. Images.com/Corbis hide caption

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As We Become Richer, Do We Become Stingier?

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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. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Money May Be Motivating Doctors To Do More C-Sections

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Can Your Car Make You An Unethical Driver?

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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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How To Win That Music Competition? Send A Video

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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/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Why Aren't More Girls Attracted To Physics?

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What A State Capital's Location Can Say About Corruption

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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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Being In The Minority Can Cost You And Your Company

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Researchers say it may be possible to temporarily reduce racial biases. Images.com/Corbis hide caption

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How To Fight Racial Bias When It's Silent And Subtle

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Why Poor Students' College Plans 'Melt' Over The Summer

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Student Kahlil Quato fights tears as he speaks at a University of Chicago candlelight vigil in 2007. The service was held in remembrance of Amadou Cisse, a graduate student, who was shot to death at point-blank range. Stacie Freudenberg/AP hide caption

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Therapy Helps Troubled Teens Rethink Crime

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Gloomy Thinking Can Be Contagious

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Happy Birthday: Cake, candles and cone-shaped hats make regular appearances at birthday parties. What gives? William Gottlieb/Corbis hide caption

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What Makes Rituals Special? Join Us For A Google+ Conversation

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