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Researchers Slowly Home in on Risk of Zika Birth Defect

May 25, 2016 6:00 pm | by By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | Comments

As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question has persisted: What is the chance that an infected pregnant woman will have a baby with these defects? 


Following Tricky Triclosan

May 25, 2016 2:07 pm | by American Society of Agronomy | Comments

The problem with Triclosan, which is found in antibacterial soaps, detergents, carpets, paints, toys, and toothpaste.


Scientists: Underground Stone Rings Made by Neanderthals

May 25, 2016 2:00 pm | by By Frank Jordans, Associated Press | Comments

Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of humans were capable of more complex behavior than previously thought. 


The Next Generation of Carbon Monoxide Nanosensors

May 25, 2016 1:59 pm | by Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) | Comments

Researchers used extremely small wires to help develop this new device. 


New Concept Turns Battery Technology Upside Down

May 25, 2016 1:53 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) | Comments

A new approach to the design of a liquid battery could offer great advantages due to these two features.


Teen Brains Aid Recovery from Traumatic Memories

May 25, 2016 9:44 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Unique connections in the adolescent brain make it possible to easily diminish fear memories and avoid anxiety later in life, according to a new study.


PETA Asks College to Stop Using Captive Tigers as Mascots

May 25, 2016 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two animal rights groups are asking that Louisiana State University stop using captive tigers as mascots a day after LSU said its mascot was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.


Born Deaf, 11-Year-Old Among Nation's Top Spellers

May 24, 2016 6:00 pm | by By Ben Nuckols, Associated Press | Comments

Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any kid, but for 11-year-old Neil Maes, being born deaf made his journey especially unlikely. 


Hubble Finds Clues to the Birth of Supermassive Black Holes

May 24, 2016 2:58 pm | by ESA/Hubble Information Centre | Comments

Astrophysicists have taken a major step forward in understanding how supermassive black holes formed.


Optics Breakthrough to Revamp Night Vision

May 24, 2016 11:36 am | by University of Sydney | Comments

A research collaboration could make infrared technology easy to use and cheap, potentially saving millions of dollars in defense and other areas using sensing devices.


Getting the Most Out of Natural Gas

May 24, 2016 11:29 am | by Eth Zurich | Comments

The use of natural gas as a raw material for chemicals production is a goal pursued intensively in chemical research. 


Future Sustainable Solutions for Oysters by Looking at Past

May 24, 2016 11:18 am | by Smithsonian | Comments

Oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere have dramatically declined after more than a century of overfishing, pollution, disease and habitat degradation.


Research Sheds New Light on Mental-Health Risks to Children of Older Fathers

May 24, 2016 9:34 am | by University of Queensland | Comments

The increased risk of mental illness in children of older fathers is unlikely to result from men's genes mutating with age, according to new research.


Novel Way to Grow Blood Vessels Could Boost Regenerative Medicine

May 24, 2016 9:26 am | by University of Bath | Comments

Growing tissues and organs in the lab for transplantation into patients could become easier after a scientific discovery.


Peru Declares Emergency over Mercury Contamination

May 23, 2016 8:00 pm | by By Franklin Briceno, Associated Press | Comments

Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region Monday because of mercury contamination caused by wildcat gold mining. 



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