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    • Scientists Tackle Lethal Childhood Brain Cancer

    • By: Esther Landhuis
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Nine years ago on a Monday afternoon, Sandra Smith, a pastor’s wife and mother of three in DeWitt, Mich., learned she had an aggressive form of breast cancer. The real bad news, however, would hit the family later that week.

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    • Head Space

    • How Our Brains Rule Our Lives
    • By: Kathiann Kowalski, Esther Landhuis, Ashley Yeager, and others
    • Narrated by: Neil Holmes
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    How much do you know about that three-pound hunk of tissue in your head - your brain? Its structure and function drive your behavior in profound ways. Scientists are studying the brain and its chemicals to find behavioral patterns, to figure out the sources of good moods and random outbursts, for example. This compilation from Science News for Students turns to brain science to answer all sorts of questions: Can you actually be addicted to your phone? Why is it so hard to sleep away from home?

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    • Cancer Cells Cast a Sweet Spell on the Immune System

    • By: Esther Landhuis
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Large surface proteins with chains of sugars on the outside of a cancer cell hide the tumor from immune attack and lull the immune system into a do-nothing trance.

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    • 'Overweight' May Be Healthiest BMI

    • By: Esther Landhuis
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Optimal body mass index on the rise, long-term study finds.

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    • Life Hacks

    • Surprising Adaptations Help Plants and Animals Thrive
    • By: Esther Landhuis, Susan Milius, Sharon Oosthoek, and others
    • Narrated by: Neil Holmes
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    It's time to get up close and personal with the creatures that live in our world - from mosquitoes to geckos to dolphins and even our fellow humans. This compilation from Science News for Students explores the bodies, minds, and behaviors of an impressive range of organisms and turns up some true surprises. Listen and learn how birds stay in the air, how mucus keeps you alive, and why wolves are such great problem solvers.

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