Paula Moreno

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7 Life Lessons From Raising a Child With Down Syndrome

When this mom learned her baby had Down syndrome, she was shocked. Four years later, she looks back and wishes she could have encouraged her younger self with these seven lessons.<p><i>Deanna Smith is a mother of two toddlers (Addison, 3, who has Down syndrome and Carter, 2) and a former high school</i> …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

A New Generation of American Chestnut Trees May Redefine America's Forests

"We're just going to walk up the ridge," Don Leopold tells me, leading me along a trail through Whiskey Hollow, a 14-hectare nature reserve about 20 …

Scientists Find One Gene Responsible For All White Tigers

And it's our fault that they're super inbred.<p>Science may not be totally sure how the tiger got its stripes, but at least they've got this figured out. One team of biologists says it has uncovered the genetic mutation responsible for white tigers.<p>White tigers have black or brown stripes, white fur, …

Homo floresiensis: scientists clash over claims 'hobbit man' was modern human with Down's syndrome

Tiny skeleton from Indonesia's Flores island is unique ancient species, insist researchers<p>A furious international dispute has erupted over the publication of a paper that claims the hobbit man of Flores was a modern human who had Down's syndrome. Published in the <i>Proceedings of the</i> <i>National Academy</i> …

Bizarre dinosaur reconstructed after 50 years of wild speculation

<i>Deinocheirus mirificus</i>, or ‘unusual horrible hand’, had long, clawed forearms, a sail on its back and a duck-like bill<p>Nearly 50 years after researchers uncovered the gigantic arms of a mysterious dinosaur in the Gobi desert, the true nature of the beast has finally been established.<p>Since its …

Once Thought Extinct, North America's Rarest Mammal May Bounce Back

The black-footed ferret is returning to prairies, but it still faces steep challenges.<p>The black-footed ferret, North America's rarest mammal, is returning to the western prairie 35 years after being declared extinct.<p>The comeback trail for Mustela nigripes began in 1981, when a ranch dog with a dead …

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People

New technologies offer a window into how the brain creates movement.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C.—Experimental wheelchairs and exoskeletons controlled by thought alone offer surprising insights into the brain, neuroscientists reported on Monday.<p>Best known for his experimental exoskeleton that helped a paralyzed …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Cosmic Web, Martian Vistas, and Earth From Above

A volcano awakens, scientists spin a massive cosmic web, and NASA's Mars rover continues to climb Mount Sharp.

The World’s Largest Marine Reserve

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Notorious as the vicinity from which Amelia Earhart made her final distress calls, the equatorial Pacific between Hawaii and Fiji is becoming a little safer—at least for marine life.<p>United States President Obama recently added a new protected area larger than the size of …

Is Climate The Mother Of Innovation?

Changing Planet<p>Flooding in New York City caused by Hurricane Sandy Photo by Patrick McFall https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruanon/<p>Toledo, Ohio’s summer battle with toxic algae is just the latest in a string of weather-related catastrophes to beset our nation’s water and sewer systems. Hurricane …

'Eye of Sauron' Opens Galactic Vistas to Astronomers

Gigantic black holes provide a new cosmic yardstick for charting far-off stars.<p>Monster black holes lurking within the core of galaxies offer a new way to measure how far many objects in the universe are from Earth, astronomers report on Wednesday—and with much better accuracy than ever before.<p>The …