Shankar Vedantam Shankar Vedantam is a science correspondent for NPR.

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Researchers Explore Gender Disparities In The Art World

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Competition Fuels Schadenfreude, Research Shows

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Researchers Examine What Social Isolation Can Do To Men's Health

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Jana Mestecky (left) poses for a cast photo during production of the play Des rats et des hommes, directed by Israel Horovitz (front, third from left). The photo appeared in the French magazine, L'Avant-Scène, in 1994. Courtesy of Jana Mestecky hide caption

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Why Now?

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Markets Punish Behavior That Reflects A CEO's Lack Of Integrity

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Creating God

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Watch Your Mouth

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Fresh Starts

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Want A Creative Spark? Get To Know Someone From Another Culture

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Who Gets Power — And Why It Can Corrupt Even The Best Of Us

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Baseball Umpires Don't Get Overtime. Does That Affect Extra Innings?

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Fake News: An Origin Story

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Rates of "summer melt" are highest for students from lower-income backgrounds, especially if their own parents didn't go through the college application process. Hill Street Studios/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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Summer Melt: Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?

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"Nostalgia is memory with the pain removed." - Jim Holliday Gpointstudio/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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Looking Back: Reflecting On The Past To Understand The Present

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