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. Dutch researchers tracked 1,196 healthy children from
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
Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future. Warning: The 21st century may get a lot more crowded than previously thought. In a paper published Thursday in
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.
A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 27 miles from Inyokern, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:33 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0
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
DON DOKKEN (Dokken): In the late seventies I’d see George [Lynch’s] band the Boyz. Half the time he would pass out. I remember him being carried out at the Starwood; an ambulance came and they hauled away
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. Will you spend Saturday night in a crowded bar, or
Don't worry, you'll have time to post your goodbye selfies to Facebook. If you put a steamy cup of coffee in the refrigerator, it wouldn't immediately turn cold. Likewise, if the sun simply "turned off"
Understanding the causes behind harmonic tremors could lead to a limited early warning system for volcanic eruptions. The small earthquakes that foreshadow some volcanic explosions produce a hum that in
In a new study, "hypersexual" brains don't respond to sexual images the same way that drug addicts' brains respond to images of drugs. Though it's a popular excuse for celebrity infidelity, there's some
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