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Low-level arsenic exposure before birth associated with early puberty and obesity

Posted by External 1 day 9 hours ago General — Female mice exposed in utero, or in the womb, to low levels of arsenic through drinking water displayed signs of early puberty and became obese as adults, according to scientists. The finding is significant because the exposure level of 10 parts per billion used in the study is the current US Environmental Protection Agency standard, or maximum allowable amount, for arsenic in drinking water. Read More
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Yawn! School Starts Too Early for Teens, CDC Says

Posted by External 21 days ago General — Most U.S. middle and high schools start the day around 8 a.m., which public health officials consider too early for teens, according to a new report Read More
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Parents' preconception exposure to environmental stressors can disrupt early development

Posted by External 23 days ago General — Even before a child is conceived, the parents' exposure to environmental stressors can alter the way genes are expressed and ultimately harm the child's health when those genes are passed down to the next generation, according to a new article. Read More
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Origins of life: New model may explain emergence of self-replication on early Earth

Posted by External 30 days ago General — One question of the origin of life in particular remains problematic: what enabled the leap from a primordial soup of individual monomers to self-replicating polymer chains? A new model proposes a potential mechanism by which self-replication could have emerged. It posits that template-assisted ligation, the joining of two polymers by using a third, longer one as a template, could have enabled po Read More
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Learning early about late flights, weather complications

Posted by External 61 days ago General — A new study improves how air traffic managers cope with unexpected delays and provides them with more predictable ways to manage arrival traffic at airports with adverse weather. Read More
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Cancer May Leave Early Warning Signs in Cheek Cells

Posted by External 104 days ago General — Smoking may cause changes in cells that are linked cancers beyond lung cancer, including breast and gynecological cancers, a new study finds. Read More
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Shifting winds: An early warning for reduced energy

Posted by External 107 days ago General — Chinook winds can precede large shifts in wind power output from wind farms -- a challenge for companies seeking to provide a constant stream of green energy to consumers. By establishing a connection between local meteorological events and power grid output, the researchers hope that they may ultimately help grid operators more accurately predict fluctuations in flow and manage the grid accordin Read More
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Geological foundations for smart cities: Comparing early Rome and Naples

Posted by External 118 days ago General — Geological knowledge is essential for the sustainable development of a 'smart city' -- one that harmonizes with the geology of its territory. Making a city 'smarter' means improving the management of its infrastructure and resources to meet the present and future needs of its citizens and businesses. Read More
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