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Vitals: Babies lip read, could offer autism clues

By Joan RaymondFor years, the conventional wisdom was that babies learned how to talk by listening to their parents. But a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that our little angels are using more than their ears to acquire language. Full story

Body Odd: The scientific reason why you're a hipster

By Andrew DanielsMen's HealthThe mystery of skinny jeans and thick-rimmed glasses may never be cracked, but at least it appears that researchers have solved one piece of the hipster puzzle.In a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Harvard Un … Full story

Robotic Shape-Shifting Gripper Picks Up Anything

A seemingly simple task for humans—picking up objects of various shapes —can be quite complex for robots. A new shape-shifting technology could soon change that. Full story

Tarantulas Provoke Brain's Fear Circuits

A man lies in a brain scanner, with his foot in one end of a long, narrow box, which is divided into six compartments of equal size. Full story

Money can buy happiness, but only up to $75,000

People's emotional well-being  increases along with their income up to about $75,000 but then levels out,  researchers reported  in the  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Full story

Money Buys Happiness Only Up to a Point

Money might give you a sense of overall satisfaction with life, but the extra dough won’t ensure days full of laughter and joy, a new survey analysis of income and happiness suggests. Full story

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