'Forecast Bust:' Why 2013 Hurricane Predictions Were So Wrong

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Brain Cells 'Geotag' Memories To Cache What Happened — And Where

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In Pregnancy, What's Worse? Cigarettes Or The Nicotine Patch?

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President Obama has pledged millions of dollars to fuel research into understanding the workings of the human brain. Zephyr/Science Source hide caption

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Federal Brain Science Project Aims To Restore Soldiers' Memory

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When researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College scanned teenage brains, they found that the area that regulates emotional responses has to work harder to keep impulses in check. Courtesty Kristina Caudle/Developmental Neuroscience hide caption

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The Case Against Brain Scans As Evidence In Court

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Girls are particularly vulnerable to brain changes caused by stress or trauma, researchers say. Allen Johnson/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Childhood Maltreatment Can Leave Scars In The Brain

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Eeek, Snake! Your Brain Has A Special Corner Just For Them

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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

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Bob Adams is a lab animal veterinarian at Johns Hopkins University. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Shutdown Imperils Costly Lab Mice, Years Of Research

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Scientists have discovered four new DEET-like mosquito repellents. Three of them are safe to eat. Courtesy of Pinky Kai/University of California, Riverside hide caption

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A DEET-Like Mosquito Spray That Smells Like Jasmine Or Grapes?

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Wild Weather Tied To Unusual Jet Stream Activity

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Does a glass or two of wine during pregnancy really increase the child's health risks? Epigenetics may help scientists figure that out. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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How A Pregnant Woman's Choices Could Shape A Child's Health

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A Global Hawk unmanned aircraft comes in for a landing at the Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., on Sept. 7, 2012, after studying Hurricane Leslie. The remotely controlled planes can stay in the air for as long as 28 hours and fly over hurricanes at altitudes of more than 60,000 feet. NASA hide caption

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Spy Drones Turning Up New Data About Hurricanes And Weather

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Strenuous mental exercise like reading difficult books, solving tricky math problems — or, maybe, playing the right video game — can help keep a healthy brain sharp, research suggests. Images.com/Corbis hide caption

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Multitasking After 60: Video Game Boosts Focus, Mental Agility

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