How Much Should You Exercise While Pregnant?

The 2019 Canadian guideline for physical activity throughout pregnancy was recently published in the British Journal of Sports and Medicine—and it has some surprising recommendations for pregnant women. To get into the nitty-gritty of the new guidelines, I recently talked to one of the authors, Dr. Margie Davenport. Margie is More...

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By SLPundit On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Spring Cleaning on Mars

Mars is a dusty place. The first time humans got a probe into orbit around the planet in 1971 – the Mariner 9 mission – it had to wait weeks for a global dust storm to die down before the surface could More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Toward a New Frontier in Human Intelligence: The Person-Centered Approach

When it comes to intelligence, we all have bad days. Heck, we even have many bad moments, such as when we forget our car keys, forget a friend’s name, or bomb an important test that we’ve taken a More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Are Nutritional Supplements a Waste of Money?

The FDA recently announced that it plans to increase its oversight of the multi-billion dollar supplement industry. This would include everything from the calcium and multivitamins at your local drug store, to More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Harvard researcher records neural activity ‘live’

Red and blue lights flash, and a machine whirs like a distant swarm of bees. In a cubicle-sized room, Yoav Adam captures something no one has ever seen before: neurons flashing in real time, in a walking, living More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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The Universe as Cosmic Dashboard

One of the weirdest theoretical implications of quantum mechanics is that different observers can give different—though equally valid—accounts of the same sequence of events. As highlighted by physicist Carlo More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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“Tug of War” Between Air Pollution and CO2 Masks Warming’s Impacts

The annual return of the Asian monsoons is one of nature’s great cycles of renewal. Each summer, the onset of the wet season brings much-needed rain to millions of people across the continent. But scientists More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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We Can’t Solve Climate Change Without Nuclear Power

Sixty-five years ago, President Eisenhower took the first concrete steps toward implementing his “Atoms for Peace” initiative, presenting Soviet leaders with a detailed outline of the safety and nonproliferation More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Icy Room Temperatures May Chill Productivity


A new study suggests women’s performance on math and verbal tasks increases as room temperature rises, up to about the mid 70s F. Christopher Intagliata reports. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Scientific American More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Tiny, Snackable Fish Are Linchpins of Coral Reef Ecosystems

The foundation of massive, flashy and dazzling coral reefs may be a group of fish almost too small to see. New research suggests a group of fish species called cryptobenthics are the fuel that feeds coral reef More...