Annette Donahue

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New baby smell creates 'very strong' bond in mom's brain, study finds

Mmm, you smell so good, I could eat you up! Any parent who has snuggled a newborn baby knows the powerful feelings evoked from smelling that fresh, warm little head. A new study from University of Montreal scientists explains why new baby smell is so delicious.<p>From the moment she first held her …

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Kenya says Nairobi mall siege is over, with 72 dead

NAIROBI, Kenya — President Uhuru Kenyatta declared an end to the Nairobi shopping mall siege after a final day of shooting and explosions Tuesday, but many key questions about the terrorist attack remained unanswered.<p>In a somber speech to the nation, Kenya's leader spelled out the toll — at least …

Drug erases brain tumor in mice

A re-purposed, FDA-approved drug can stop and ultimately erase human brain tumor cells implanted in mice.<p>Encouraged by the findings, researchers now …

Deadly earthquake in Pakistan causes new island to emerge

A massive earthquake struck near the southern coast of Pakistan today, killing upwards of 100 people, injuring dozens more, and leading to the formation of a small rocky island, according to multiple reports. The epicenter of the 7.7-magnitude quake was in the district of Awaran, a remote and …

Deadly Pakistan quake may have unleashed a mud volcano : News blog

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Pakistan today has likely killed hundreds of people, and perhaps many more. It also may have triggered the …

Roll up … the first animal that curled into a ball to take cover

Fossil hunters have unearthed the remains of the first known creature to curl up in a little ball, and so pioneer one of the most successful defensive strategies of life on Earth.<p>No larger than a fingertip, the animal was found with tail tucked to head in a lump of rock, after it was buried by a …

FYI: Do Insects Have Personalities?

Yes, and some love to travel.<p>For the entomophiles who keep insects as pets, this question will seem a little silly. Some bugs appear aggressive, and others, shy; some venture into the open, others hide by the wall. But beyond casual observation, researchers are still learning the dimensions of an …