Anna Zieleniewska

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Software Shows What Children Will Look Like In 70 Years, With Unprecedented Accuracy

The tool draws on a database of 40,000 people<p>Look at a kid under the age of five, and it's hard to imagine what he'll look like in 70 years. But this new piece of software does just that. Check out this series of photos, which compares actual photos of a boy as he grows up (photos on the right) …

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The 10 Best Food Blogs For Summer Inspiration

We've been enjoying the summer season for more than a few weeks already, but it's right now -- when July melts its way into August -- that the summer harvest is at its peak. Summer squash are plentiful, bouquets of basil are everywhere, and tomatoes are starting to ripen. It's at this moment that …

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Most of what we know — or think we know — about how kids learn comes from classroom practice and behavioral psychology. Now, neuroscientists are adding to and qualifying that store of knowledge by studying the brain itself. The latest example: new research in the journal Developmental Science …

HPV vaccination rates in the US are still 'unacceptably low,' says CDC

Doctors are failing to recommend an STD vaccine that protects against cancer<p>The number of teenagers who were vaccinated for HPV last year was still "unacceptably low," according to a report released today by the CDC. Despite a slight increase in vaccination rates over previous years, only 35 …

Johnson & Johnson partners with Organovo to consider 3D-printing living tissue

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Janssen Research and Development, a Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company, is looking into 3D printing living tissue for …

Procedure to create babies with three people's DNA could be legalised in April

Government to press ahead with regulations on mitochondrial transfer after public consultation, but several hurdles remain<p>Britain's fertility regulator could allow doctors to create the first babies to have three people's DNA from next April after the government pressed ahead with plans to legalise …

Hard Choices

• <b>Author:</b> Hillary Clinton<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.<p>“All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton …

A Long Way Gone

• <b>Author:</b> Ishmael Beah<p><i>My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life.</i><i><br>"Why did you leave Sierra Leone?"</i><i><br>"Because there is a war."</i><i><br>"You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?"</i><i><br>"Yes, all the time."</i><i><br>"Cool."</i><i><br>I smile a little.</i><i><br>"You should tell</i> …

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13 Crunchy, Creamy Facts That Justify Your Love Affair With Peanut Butter

A love for peanut butter is a love like no other. The sometimes smooth, sometimes crunchy spread is so amazing, you might start feeling like you're legitimately addicted. Because peanut butter goes so well with so many foods, you may have thought about having it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And …

Sixth-Grader's Science Project Catches Ecologists' Attention

<i>(July 24, 2014: See the editor's note at the bottom of this page for an explanation of the story's new headline.)</i><p>When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while …

Strawberry-Elderflower Cake

8 to 10 Servings<p>It’s airy, light, and sweet, but this delicate cake gets pucker and punch from vinegar in both the icing and the filling.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled, plus more, room temperature, for pan<p>1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for …

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Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

• <b>Author:</b> Laura Markham<p><b>A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids</b><p>Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with …

Inquiry into US government labs finds flu virus cross-contamination

Two labs shut down as CDC reveals findings of inquiry prompted by anthrax exposure and discovery of insecure smallpox vials<p>Senior US science officials have shut down two government laboratories that were the subject of "serious and troubling" safety lapses, and suspended some transfers of …

About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says

You may think you're better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you're probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person's ability to tackle one subject influence their aptitude at the other, accounting for about half of a …

The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

On July 4, 1862, English mathematician and logician Charles Dodgson boarded a small boat with a few friends. Among them was a little girl named Alice Liddell. To entertain her and her sisters as they floated down the river between Oxford and Godstow, Dodgson fancied a whimsical story, which he’d …

Combining vaccines may help eradicate polio | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Combining two types of polio vaccine, including one that is injected rather than given orally, appears to give better immunity and could speed efforts to eradicate the crippling disease, scientists said on Friday.<p>British and Indian researchers said the inactivated polio vaccine …

Like in Humans, Genes Drive Half of Chimp Intelligence, Study Finds

For chimps, social skills and spatial understanding run in the family.<p>Chimpanzees and other great apes are known for their intelligence: They can learn words, play with objects, and even seem to mourn the deaths of their friends. But just as for humans, cognitive abilities vary from one animal to …

25 Surprising Foods You Can Grill, from Apple Pie to Ziti

YES! You can grill apple pie, macaroni and cheese, and guacamole—plus a whole lot more.<p><i>The brightest, best cooks know: Don't ever be boxed in by expectations and conventional wisdom. Don't ever let anyone stamp out your creativity. And never, ever let anyone tell you, "No, you can't grill a piece</i> …

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Astronomers Set Up Global System for Naming Alien Planets

The International Astronomical Union has unveiled a contest called NameExoWorlds that gives the public and astronomy groups a role in naming planets and stars beyond the solar system.<p>It's the latest chapter in a years-long controversy over how celestial objects are classified and named.<p>The IAU has …

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