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Mother's thyroid level 'may predict child's poor maths'

<b>Children born to mothers who have low levels of thyroid hormones during pregnancy tend to do worse in maths in early primary school, a study says.</b><p>Dutch researchers tracked 1,196 healthy children from birth to age five, having recorded their mothers' thyroxine levels at 12 weeks of pregnancy.<p>They …

Mathematics

Berry extract added to chemo kills pancreatic cancer - Futurity

A chemotherapy drug was more effective at killing pancreatic cancer cells when an extract from chokeberries was added to the mix.

Cancer

Antarctic ice reaches record high, but Arctic below average

Though the amount of sea ice at the Antarctic should set an all-time record high this month, Arctic ice shrank to its sixth-lowest level on record, scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported this week.<p>September is the month when Antarctic ice usually reaches its highest extent …

A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates

Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.<p><b>Warning: The 21st century may get a lot more crowded than previously thought.</b><p>In a paper published Thursday in <i>Science</i>, demographers from several universities and the United Nations Population Division conclude …

Astounding Auroras, Hiding Black Holes, And More Amazing Images Of The Week

Black Holes

Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt | Reuters

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted on Friday as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.<p>President Ernest Bai Koroma urged people to heed the emergency measures as health workers, some …

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Inyokern, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 27 miles from Inyokern, Calif., according to the<p>U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:33 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 31 miles from Ridgecrest, Calif.<p>In the last 10 days, …

Southern California

MSF Begins Admitting Patients to Ebola Center in Monrovia, Liberia

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) admitted nine patients today into its newly constructed ELWA 3 Ebola Management Center in …

FRONTLINE Investigates the Ebola Outbreak

In a late-breaking, two-part special, FRONTLINE investigates two of the biggest stories out of Africa in recent months: the largest Ebola outbreak on …

PBS Frontline: Ebola Outbreak

A half-hour documentary on MSF's Ebola center in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, as the Ebola epidemic grows further out of control. View external media.

A Global Coalition of Inaction on Ebola

In a speech to the United Nations member states at the beginning of September, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International …

The Boy Who Tricked Ebola

In the area for Ebola-confirmed patients in the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia, …

Ebola: MSF Presentation to UN Security Council

<i>Speaking from Monrovia via live video link, Liberian Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) physician's assistant Jackson Niamah</i> …

Ebola: MSF Staff Member Infected in Liberia

<b>PARIS/BRUSSELS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014—</b>The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today …

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Animals

Welcome to the jungle: The definitive oral history of ’80s metal

Mötley Crüe, Slash, Lita Ford, Dokken and more share the wildest stories from the heyday of L.A.’s Sunset Strip<p>While the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was taking over the club scene in the UK and Europe, a batch of bands in and around Los Angeles — triggered by a love for KISS, Van Halen, and …

What makes us extroverts and introverts?

Why do some people prefer adventure and the company of others, while others favour being alone? It’s all to do with how your brain processes rewards.<p>Will you spend Saturday night in a crowded bar, or curled up with a good book? Is your ideal holiday adventure sports with a large group of mates and, …

Personality

If The Sun Went Out, How Long Could Life On Earth Survive?

Don't worry, you'll have time to post your goodbye selfies to Facebook.<p>If you put a steamy cup of coffee in the refrigerator, it wouldn't immediately turn cold. Likewise, if the sun simply "turned off" (which is actually physically impossible), the Earth would stay warm—at least compared with the …

Thresher sharks use powerful tail-slaps to hunt prey

Scientists studied sharks near Pescador Island in the Philippines. They found the sharks using tail-slaps to stun and capture wild sardines.<p>Thresher …

Volcano's "Scream" Before Eruption Explained

Understanding the causes behind harmonic tremors could lead to a limited early warning system for volcanic eruptions.<p><b>The small earthquakes that foreshadow some volcanic explosions produce a hum that rises in frequency but then abruptly stops just before an eruption.</b><p><b>Known as a harmonic tremor, this</b> …

A gas cloud is sweeping past the Milky Way’s central black hole

Astronomers are observing the “noodle effect” as the black hole’s powerful gravity stretches and elongates the cloud.<p>In 2011, astronomers in Germany …

Universe

Scans Of Sex Addicts' Brains Call Diagnosis Into Question

In a new study, "hypersexual" brains don't respond to sexual images the same way that drug addicts' brains respond to images of drugs.<p>Though it's a popular excuse for celebrity infidelity, there's some debate over whether sex addiction actually exists. The latest edition of the psychiatrist's …

Found: The Mojito You'll Be Making All Summer Long

When the days start getting longer, and the weather gets a little warmer, I start dreaming of one thing: strawberry mojitos. It's my favorite drink …

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