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Parasitic worm 'increases women's fertility'

<b>Infection with a species of parasitic worm increases the fertility of women, say scientists.</b><p>A study of 986 indigenous women in Bolivia indicated a lifetime of <i>Ascaris lumbricoides,</i> a type of roundworm, infection led to an extra two children.<p>Researchers, writing in the journal Science, suggest the …

Astronomers Witness the Birth of Baby Planets for the First Time

Scientists are finally beholding the miracle of life – in space.<p>A couple of baby proto-planets are orbiting a star some 430 light-years from Earth, …

Could your diet one day be tailored to your biology? - STAT

The scientists collected data through health questionnaires, body measurements, blood tests, and stool samples. Then, over the course of a week, …

Antibiotics are dead - it's time to find another cure

Bugs have finally developed resistance to our last-resort antibiotics - if we don't find an alternative, we will start dying of currently treatable diseases<p>Today is the day the antibiotic era ends. British scientists announced this week that they have found bacteria that are resistant to our final …

Dwarf star packs a magnetic punch

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered that a dim cool dwarf star is generating a surprisingly …

The Moon's Two Sides Look So Different Thanks To 4.5 Billion-Year-Old Physics

If you’ve ever looked up at the brightest and closest celestial object in the night sky, our Moon, you’ve probably noticed how <i>different</i> some parts of it appear to be from others. And if you’ve ever taken a look at it through a telescope, especially if it’s not in its full phase, you’ve very likely …

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