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The Washington Post

The stinky truth: Deodorant can change your body's bacteria

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The Washington Post

Could fear of terrorism be deadlier than terrorism itself? A neuroscientist weighs in.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Ask a MacArthur genius: Can transplanted brain cells cure Parkinson's?

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The Washington Post

Ask a MacArthur genius: Can a simple map change the way we think about diversity?

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The Washington Post

Crunching the numbers on cancer’s financial toll: On average, patients see a 20 percent drop in income within two years

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The Washington Post

Ask a MacArthur genius: Will tiny polymers replace bomb-sniffing dogs?

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The Washington Post

Ask a MacArthur genius: How are hospitals trashing the planet?

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The Washington Post

Ask a MacArthur Genius: How does the brain remodel itself?

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The Washington Post

Ask a MacArthur genius: Can a fake leaf commercialize photosynthesis?

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How filthy is the International Space Station? An astrobiologist weighs in.

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The Washington Post

Ask a MacArthur genius: Can feces fuel cars?

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The Washington Post

What if the pope's Mass turns into mass chaos? A crowd management scientist weighs in.

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The Washington Post

Could Burning Man cause an earthquake?

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The Washington Post

How a Virginia physicist can predict the Tour de France's outcome from 4,000 miles away