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Kids' Behavior Linked to Moms' Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy

Women who take acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to give birth to children who later develop behavioral problems, a new study from …

Scientists find ‘closest ever’ second Earth outside our solar system – but won’t say so

Scientists might have found the closest ever candidate for another Earth that could support life, according to reports. But nobody will say whether …

Researchers discover that DNA naturally fluoresces

A Northwestern University team recently caught DNA doing something that has never been seen before: it blinked.<p>For decades, textbooks have stated …

A newly made RNA strand bolsters ideas about how life on Earth began

A fundamental property of life is the ability to replicate itself. Researchers have now created the first molecules of RNA, DNA’s singled-stranded …

Biology

Our belly buttons contain a "rainforest of bacteria"

You might not think your belly button and a rainforest have anything in common, but scientists revealed that they actually do.<p>In 2011, the Belly Button Biodiversity project began at North Carolina State University. After an undergrad expressed an idea to explore what's in belly buttons, biologists …

Forestry

Rio 2016: Simone Biles Slips to Bronze on Balance Beam

Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands took gold, while American Laurie Hernandez earns the silver<p>Rio de Janeiro<p>Gymnastics’ most unforgiving apparatus felled the seemingly infallible Simone Biles on Monday, while bestowing its highest favor on Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands and giving American Laurie …

Rio De Janeiro

US Should Reenter Space-Based Hunt for Space-Time Ripples, Report Says

The United States could reenter a space-based hunt for ripples in space-time, if NASA decides to follow the recommendation of a new report from the …

Science and Culture: Modern “cathedral” offers artistic inspiration

An Education in Abstraction<p>Feldschuh has a degree in physics from Harvard University, but earning that qualification wasn’t without its challenges. …

Researchers grow animal-like living biobots.

<i>This</i> <b>article</b> <i>originally appeared in the Conversation.</i><p>Think of a traditional robot and you probably imagine something made from metal and plastic. Such …

Robotics

Brown dwarfs reveal exoplanets' secrets

Brown dwarfs are smaller than stars, but more massive than giant planets. As such, they provide a natural link between astronomy and planetary …

Earth's hottest month on record was July 2016: NASA

<b>UPDATE: Aug. 17, 2016, 11:37 a.m. EDT</b> This story has been updated to include new temperature data from NOAA.<p>Earth just had its hottest month yet, and …

Olympic gymnastic results 2016: Sanne Wevers wins gold medal in women's balance beam

Simone Biles lost her balance on the beam, removing her from contention for the gold medal.<p>Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands has won the gold medal in the women's balance beam finals. Team USA's Laurie Hernandez took silver, and Simone Biles of the United States brought home the bronze medal.<p>Fan …

Gymnastics: Wevers switches tactics at last minute to beat Biles

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Dutch gymnast Sanne Wevers changed her gameplan at the last minute on Monday after American Simone Biles lost her footing on the beam, and it paid off when she became the first woman from her country to win an individual gymnastics gold.<p>2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic …

Rio Olympics

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