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Spelling Bee Now Requiring Finalists to Be Super-Genius Word Cyborgs

Sure, you can spell “cymotrichous,” but can you define it?

 

Music Education Improves Literacy of Second-Graders

As arts and music programs get squeezed out of America’s cash-strapped schools, evidence continues to accumulate of the wide-reaching positive effects of such training.

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Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they're motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.

How to Water a Farm in Sandy Ground

Physicists investigate how to grow food more efficiently in fine-grained soil.

Unlocking Consciousness

A study of vegetative patients closes in on the nature of consciousness.

Advice for Emergency Alert Systems: Don’t Cry Wolf

A survey finds college students don't always take alerts seriously.

Brain’s Reward Center Does More Than Manage Rewards

Nucleus accumbens tracks many different connections in the world, a new rat study suggests.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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