Austin Michael

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The Powerful Effect Of Meditation On Children

When I was in second grade, my desk was in the corner of the room facing the “penguin wall.” We called it my “office.”I was a little ball of energy …

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music

If this isn't an honest-to-goodness crystal ball, it's close.<p>Neurobiologist Nina Kraus believes she and her team at Northwestern University have found a way — a half-hour test — to predict kids' literacy skill long before they're old enough to begin reading.<p>When I first read the study in the …

How To Calm A Crying Baby - Dr. Robert Hamilton Demonstrates "The Hold" (Official)

Giving Birth Outside A Hospital Is A Little Riskier For The Baby

How safe is it in the United States to be born someplace other than a hospital? The question has long been the focus of emotional debate and conflicting information. Now, Oregon scientists and health workers who deliver babies have some research evidence that sheds a bit more light.<p>The study, which …

Why doctors are swiping C-section babies with their mom's microbiome

Are babies that are born by caesarean section at a disadvantage when it comes to future health risks? And can doctors do anything about it?<p>A new study in Nature Medicine aims to answer those two questions.<p>------------<p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>An earlier version of this story said the study was published in the …