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Trump considering closing US embassy in Cuba, Tillerson says

• Secretary of state: diplomats’ health problems ‘a very serious issue’<br>• ‘Sonic attack’ among theories for hearing loss, concussions and more<p>The Trump administration is considering closing the recently reopened US Embassy in Havana following a string of unexplained incidents harming the health of …

Salt adds to stomach bug’s cancer risk

<b>VANDERBILT (US) —</b> Combining a high-salt diet with a type of <i>H. pylori</i> infection can increase the risk of gastric cancer, according to new research …

Watch Live: Astronauts Return to Earth From the Space Station

After a five-month stay on the International Space Station, a crew comprising one Canadian astronaut, one U.S. astronaut, and one Russian cosmonaut …

Why Humans Took Up Farming: They Like To Own Stuff

For decades, scientists have believed our ancestors took up farming some 12,000 years ago because it was a more efficient way of getting food. But a growing body of research suggests that wasn't the case at all.<p>"We know that the first farmers were shorter, they were more prone to disease than the …

Children whose mothers had flu while pregnant may be at higher risk of bipolar disorder

Children whose mothers were diagnosed with the common flu during pregnancy had as much as a four times greater risk of developing bipolar disorder later in life than children born to mothers who did not have the flu during pregnancy, according to a study of 214 people born between 1955 and 1966 in …

Neil deGrasse Tyson's remake of Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos' headed to Fox in 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of astrophysicist Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking documentary series, <i>Cosmos: A Personal Journey,</i> is finally on its way to television. Fox made the official announcement during its advertising upfront presentation at New York’s Beacon Theatre on Monday, reports <i>The Los</i> …

Your Brain Catches Grammar Errors Even When You Don't Realize It

The pedant within<p>The brain does all kinds of amazing things while you're not paying attention (you know, like regularly remind you to breathe). But it's also engaged in less critical but equally interesting tasks, like correcting the grammar of the person sitting across from you at dinner. A …