There are fewer women in academic fields where raw talent is thought to be the main ingredient for success, according to a study appearing in Science this week. Stereotypes associate men with such special talent, and the combination of a field's emphasis on such innate brilliance and that cultural message may dampen women's participation in the field, the researchers say.

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Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

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