Jon Hamilton Jon Hamilton is a correspondent for NPR's Science Desk. Currently he focuses on neuroscience, health risks, and extreme weather.

If you're regularly checking your phone at night in a dark room, you're probably tricking your body into thinking it's still daytime. Artur Debat/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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Apps Can Cut Blue Light From Devices, But Do They Help You Sleep?

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Brain Scientists Look Beyond Opioids To Conquer Pain

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In D.C., Brain Science Meets Behavioral Science To Shed Light On Mental Disorders

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Sleepless Night Leaves Some Brain Cells As Sluggish As You Feel

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Brain Patterns May Predict People At Risk Of Suicide

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Want to get smarter? Brain training games don't seem to help with that. Maskot/Getty Images hide caption

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In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

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Alzheimer's disease causes atrophy of brain tissue. The discovery that lymph vessels near the brain's surface help remove waste suggests glitches in the lymph system might be involved in Alzheimer's and a variety of other brain diseases. Alfred Pasieka/Science Source hide caption

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Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's

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Scans Show Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Had A Severe Case Of CTE

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At Least 6 People Dead After Florida Nursing Home Loses Power

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Hurricane Center In Florida Keeps Watch Over Irma

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Hurricane Irma Heads Toward Miami As Forecasters Downgrade Storm To Category 4

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Simply going up in pitch at the end of a sentence can transform a statement into a question. Lizzie Roberts/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Really? Really. How Our Brains Figure Out What Words Mean Based On How They're Said

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