Flint's water crisis led to fewer babies and higher fetal death rates, researchers find

[unable to retrieve full-text content] An estimated 275 fewer children were born in Flint, Michigan, while the city was using lead-contaminated water from the Flint River, according to new research findings. All Top News — ScienceDaily  More...

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By Pundit001 On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakening

[unable to retrieve full-text content] When the strong winds that circle the Arctic slacken, cold polar air can escape and cause extreme winter chills in parts of the Northern hemisphere. A new study finds that More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Ancient DNA data fills in thousands of years of human prehistory in Africa

[unable to retrieve full-text content] By sequencing the ancient genomes of 15 individuals from different parts of Africa, researchers reporting in the journal Cell on Sept. 21 have reconstructed the prehistory More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Unique gene therapy prevents, reverses multiple sclerosis in animal model

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease’s immune response in mouse models, researchers have found. All More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Babies can learn that hard work pays off

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A new study reveals babies as young as 15 months can learn the value of hard work. Researchers found babies who watched an adult struggle to reach two different goals before More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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One in four girls is depressed at age 14

[unable to retrieve full-text content] New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. All Top News — ScienceDaily  More...

By Pundit001 On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Efforts to save sea turtles are a 'global conservation success story'

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A new study of the world’s seven sea turtle species provides evidence that their numbers are growing overall (unlike many endangered vertebrates), thanks to years of More...

By Pundit001 On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Scientists have analyzed significant changes in the carbon cycle over the last 540 million years, including the five mass extinction events. They have identified ‘thresholds More...

By Pundit001 On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Unique type of object discovered in our solar system

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: two asteroids orbiting each other and exhibiting More...

By Pundit001 On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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North Atlantic right whales decline confirmed: 458 remaining

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Marine biologists have developed a new model to improve estimates of abundance and population trends of endangered North Atlantic right whales, which have declined in numbers More...