Health - Jan 29
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy leads to poorer cognitive functioning in children, according to the most comprehensive review on the issue to date. The University of Bristol research published today [29 January] in the International Journal of Epidemiology, reviewed 23 published studies on the topic and found evidence that drinking in pregnancy could also lead to lower birthweight.
Astronomy - Jan 28

In 1966, two Caltech scientists were ruminating on the implications of the thin carbon dioxide (CO2) Martian atmosphere first revealed by Mariner IV, a NASA fly-by spacecraft built and flown by JPL. They theorized that Mars, with such an atmosphere, could have a long-term stable polar deposit of CO2 ice that, in turn, would control global atmospheric pressure.

Health - Jan 28

Previous estimates of preventable deaths of hospitalized patients may be two to four times too high, a new Yale School of Medicine study suggests.

Earth Sciences - Jan 28

An exhibit at the University of Chicago Library this winter contains a wooden baseball bat worn flat on one side, next to a bag of rocks collected from the slopes of a Japanese volcano. The bat belonged to UChicago geoscientist Prof. Alfred T. Anderson, Jr.

Life Sciences - Jan 28

Sociable people have a higher abundance of certain types of gut bacteria and also more diverse bacteria, an Oxford University study has found. Dr Katerina Johnson of Oxford University's Department of Experimental Psychology has been researching the science of that 'gut feeling' - the relationship between the bacteria living in the gut (the gut microbiome) and behavioural traits.

Life Sciences - Jan 28
Life Sciences

A new paper co-authored by a University of Sussex Professor has revealed when, where and why hedgehog roadkill is most likely to occur, with the outskirts of Leeds, Manchester, Stoke on Trent and Birmingham emerging as particular blackspots for one of Britain's most iconic mammals.

Earth Sciences - Jan 28

An exhibit at the University of Chicago Library this winter contains a wooden baseball bat worn flat on one side, next to a bag of rocks collected from the slopes of a Japanese volcano. The bat belonged to UChicago geoscientist Prof. Alfred T. Anderson.

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