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Three of the best ways to read books to kids, backed by science

From timeless classics like <i>Goodnight Moon</i> to contemporary favorites like <i>Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus</i>, one of the best things that parents can do for their kids is cuddle up together with a book. It’s not just the one-on-one time that matters—story time helps develop children’s reading skills …

Kids

Heart failure: Destroying gut bacteria could improve outcomes

Surprisingly, a recent study reveals that wiping out a person's gut bacteria may help to improve heart function and reduce levels of cardiac damage …

Medical Research

Children have energy levels greater than endurance athletes, scientists find

Parents run ragged by their children may have suspected it all along.<p>Youngsters have greater energy levels than professional endurance athletes, scientists have discovered, meaning it is virtually impossible for the average adult to keep up.<p>And for mothers and fathers hoping that tiring out their …

Australian Universities

There's Evidence The Contraceptive Pill Could Change The Shape of Your Brain

This could explain a lot<p>Research has suggested that the synthetic steroids delivered by the female contraceptive pill can shrink certain regions of …

Women's Health

Cyberbullying makes young people twice as likely to self harm or attempt suicide

Cyberbullying makes young people more than twice as likely to self harm or attempt suicide, a major new study has shown.<p>The growth of social media has left many youngsters vulnerable to online bullying, which can include sending threatening, humiliating of intimidating messages or posting hurtful …

Cyberbullying

Rote learning is essential for a child's education – play isn't, says expert

Traditional approaches to education such as practising rote learning and building pupils' memories are essential to allow for more complex tasks, a …

Education

How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

A new study investigates the relationship between autism, the immune system, gastrointestinal issues, and gut bacteria. The story is a complex one …

Medical Research

Why Pooping During Childbirth Might Actually Be a Good Thing

It's not as horrifying as you think—really!<p>If you’re not a mom, here’s something you might not know about birthing a baby. When you’re going about it …

Pregnancy

Autistic children may inherit DNA mutations from their fathers

There is no one gene that, when mutated, causes autism. But over the past decade, researchers have identified hundreds of gene variations that seem …

Genetics

Should Quantum Anomalies Make Us Rethink Reality?

Inexplicable lab results may be telling us we’re on the cusp of a new scientific paradigm

Consciousness

The Latest Research On Colostrum All Moms Should Know About

Colostrum is the pre-milk that comes from a new mom's breasts to feed newborns during those first hours and days before your full milk supply comes …

Pregnancy

Why moms poop during childbirth... and why it might actually be beneficial

When Nancy Redd was pregnant with her first child, her birth coach dropped some truth about labor’s dirty secret.<p>“She said, ‘You need to listen to (me) and listen good. You are going to feel like you need to poop, and you are going to poop … Just relax and act like you are on the can and you’ll be …

Pregnancy

Vaginal Seeding: What Is It And Why Is It So Controversial?

Vaginal seeding is a birthing trend growing in popularity. But could it do more harm than good?<p>Whether it’s a lotus birth (leaving the umbilical cord ‘uncut’) or doing a Kourtney Kardashian and eating your own placenta, birthing trends are only growing in popularity, with each one claiming to be …

Pregnancy

Does vaginal seeding boost health?

<b>Should Caesarean-section babies be smeared with a sample of their mother's vaginal fluids as soon as they are born?</b><p>"Vaginal seeding" is not mainstream medicine, but it is growing in popularity.<p>The idea is to give these newborns something they missed when they emerged into the world - the good …

Pregnancy

Does the Universe Exist if We're Not Looking?

The world seems to be putting itself together piece by piece on this damp gray morning along the coast of Maine. First the spruce and white pine …

Quantum Mechanics

Taking paracetamol during pregnancy may make grandchildren infertile, research suggests

Taking common painkillers including paracetamol during pregnancy could make their grandchildren infertile, research suggests.<p>Previous studies have found that the drug ibuprofen could harm the fertility of girls.<p>Women are advised to avoid the medication during pregnancy, and told that if pain relief …

Pregnancy

Super Families: Secrets of Raising Successful Children

Nine families raised children who all went on to extraordinary success. Here’s what they have in common<p>Every night for 20 years, Gino Rodriguez knelt …

Parenting

Mom’s Viral Post Highlights The Dangers Of Aftermarket Car Seat Accessories

Just because they sell car seat accessories doesn’t mean they’re a good idea–or even safe<p>Outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Hannah McKinney Pope’s …

Parenting

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiome

An over-abundance of toys may stifle toddler creativity

<i>By</i> Emma YoungWhen my kids were toddlers, there were caches of easily-accessible toys in most rooms of our house. But perhaps I should have kept most …

Kids

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, …

Machine Learning

The free and easy way to help kids develop language skills, according to MIT research

By the age of three, wealthy children hear 30 million more words than their poor counterparts, according to a landmark 1995 study (pdf) by researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley. The “30 million word gap” has since become shorthand for the gaping inequalities between high and low-income children. …

University of Pennsylvania

Quantum Divine Action via God, the Berkeleyan Observer: the Delayed Choice Experiment

<i>"There was a young man who said, 'God</i><p><i>Must think it exceedingly odd</i><p><i>If he finds that this tree</i><p><i>Continues to be</i><p><i>When there's no one about in the</i> …

How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete

If we could understand how the infant mind develops, it might help every child reach their full potential. But seeing them as learning machines is not the answer. By Alex Beard<p>Deb Roy and Rupal Patel pulled into their driveway on a fine July day in 2005 with the beaming smiles and sleep-deprived …

Parenting

Babies Who Get More Cuddles Seem to Have Their Genetics Changed For Years Afterwards

Touch can be powerful.<p>The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn't just keep them warm, snug, and loved.<p>A 2017 study …

Genetics

Whatever happened to the Christian intellectual? Progressive faith in a secular age

Progressive Christian thought dominated much of 20th-century public life — and we need it more than ever today<p>In a poem called “Men Made Out of Words,” Wallace Stevens says it all: “Life consists / Of propositions about life.” He goes on to suggest that thinking, what he calls “the human reverie,” …

Faith

How to grow your own veg: a beginner’s guide

Fancy home-grown carrots, chard, coriander or cabbage? This is all you need to know<p><b>Where do I start?</b><p>First, write down which fruit, veg and herbs you love to eat, then cross off those less likely to crop in the UK (bananas and avocados, say). If space is at a premium, don’t grow inexpensive staples …

Gardening

The Trouble with Quantum Physics, and Why it Matters

<i>In</i> What Is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics<i>, Adam Becker traces decades of experiments, alternative philosophies, and</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Violence in Christian Theology by J. Denny Weaver

VIOLENCE IN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY<br>by J. Denny Weaver<p>J. DENNY WEAVER is Professor of Religion at Bluffton (Ohio) College, where he is Chair of the …

Theology

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous …

Immune System