52 genes associated with intelligence discovered

Anytime discussion raising the possibility of a genetic basis behind intelligence comes up, we immediately enter a minefield of social and ethical controversies. Not only do we argue ...

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Sherpas use oxygen more efficiently to thrive at high altitude

New study shows how Sherpas’ blood, muscles and even individual cells equip them for Himalayan life.

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No fruit juice before age 1, pediatricians say

(HealthDay)—Several new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics may just send toddlers into tantrums.

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First ever data on number of gender confirmation surgeries

For the first time, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is reporting on the number of gender confirmation surgeries in the United States. ASPS—the world's largest plastic surgery ...

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People perceive attractive scientists as more interesting but less able, studies show

If you think of good science communicators, it's likely that the names Brian Cox, Alice Roberts or Neil deGrasse Tyson may come to mind. But do you consider them good science communicators because ...

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The moment a sea lion pulls a girl underwater

Experts are warning against feeding and getting too close to wild animals after a wild sea lion pulled a young girl underwater. The girl wasn't hurt in the incident.

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Why our brain cells may prevent us burning fat when we're dieting

A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce.

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Fewer US teens are boozing it up

(HealthDay)—American teens are hitting the bottle less often than they did 25 years ago, new research reveals.

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Food is not just the sum of its nutrients—It is time to rethink nutrition labelling

The nutritional value of a food should be evaluated on the basis of the foodstuff as a whole, and not as an effect of the individual nutrients. This is the conclusion of an international expert ...

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Pediatricians can play a pivotal role in reducing pediatric firearm-related injuries

A review led by Children's National Health System researchers published May 23, 2017 in Hospital Pediatrics indicates that while firearms are present in 18 percent to 64 percent of U.S. homes, ...

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