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Researchers find essential fats for brain growth

New research has proved that certain special fats found in blood are essential for human brain growth and function. The two studies showed that mutations in the protein… 580 more words

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Air pollution is causing your baby problems, but breastfeeding can help

Aitana Lertxundi has conducted her research work within the framework of the INma (Childhood and Environment) programme led by Jesús Ibarluzea of the Department of Health of the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community (region). 488 more words

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Are infections making you stupid?

New research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale. The study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation between infection levels and impaired cognition.  705 more words

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Tiny grains of lithium dramatically improve performance of fusion plasma

While fusion might still be a far off dream, a new discovery may help bring that dream closer to reality. Scientists have discovered a phenomenon that helps them to improve fusion plasmas, a finding that could quicken the development of large scale fusion energy. 795 more words

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Suicide and skin color, or how being black is killing you

The great racial divide, despite all the evidence showing that racism, hate and frankly plain stupidity is alive and well, there are people who cannot accept it. 470 more words

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Girls suck at science, and other depressing stereotypes

The Netherlands had the strongest stereotypes associating science with men more than women, according to a new Northwestern University study that included data from nearly 350,000 people in 66 nations.  661 more words

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Which is most valuable: Gold, cocaine or rhino horn?

Many of the world’s largest herbivores — including several species of elephants, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses and gorillas — are in danger of becoming extinct. And if current trends continue, the loss of these animals would have drastic implications not only for the species themselves, but also for other animals and the environments and ecosystems in which they live, according to a new report by an international team of scientists. 685 more words

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