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Birth Of Memory: Why Kids Forget What Happened Before Age 7

Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual extraction were a harrowing experience for her parents, but fortunately the little girl emerged …

Parenting

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

Study Finds 1,300 Airborne Microbe Species In Beijing Smog

Sampling the metagenome of the air<p>There are about 1,300 microbe species that float around in Beijing's smog, a team of Chinese researchers found. Aren't you glad you know? Most of the microbes are harmless, Nature News reports, but some of the species are known to cause allergies and lung diseases …

Biology

Canadian spy agency used airport WiFi to track travelers

Questionable data collection isn't just for the US and Britain -- according to <i>CBC News,</i> Canada's own spy agency may have been tracking its citizens illegally too. Documents allegedly provided by Edward Snowden show that Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) collected metadata from …

US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is nothing new, of course, but so far it's been regarded merely as an add-on to America's regular, analog-based copper and cellular voice networks -- networks that are currently maintained as a matter of legal requirement. The FCC isn't necessarily such a stickler for …

Starfish Can See!

If you were a starfish, you'd have eyes on the ends of your legs.<p>The phrase "seeing stars" has a whole new connotation: Research suggests that sea stars, a type of five-legged starfish that usually appears blue in color, can see images with the tiny compound eyes at the ends of their legs. The eyes …

Biology