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Health, Science and Technology

Unlocking some of the mystery of autism: early indications

We’re still a long way from understanding the causes of autism, but new research has shown some brain developmental issues even as early as 6-12 months in a baby, can be related to autism symptoms later in life. John Lewis» 

Animals, Environment, Health, International, Science and Technology

How your body clock and parasitic infections are connected

We have long known that are bodies have internal “clocks” which create circadian rhythms in our bodies. But it seems these rhythms also affect our response to infection, meaning there are times when the immune system is more active, or» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Exploring mysteries of space: Unique 3D space telescope opens in Canada

It’s far different looking than your typical idea of a telescope, and unlike most others, has no moving parts. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment is known as CHIME and the last piece was symbolically added today by Canada’s Science» 

Science and Technology

Erosion alarm for Herschel Island in the High Arctic

Many stories in recent years have told how climate change is thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Stories also mention how a shorter ice season and stronger storms are also causing shore erosion throughout the Arctic. This year scientists on Herschel» 

Health, Science and Technology

Problems identifying smells may predict Alzheimer’s: study

A new study out of McGill University suggests that testing someone’s ability to identify smells could reveal the presence of Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms appear. This is important because early detection of dementia could eventually allow for early treatment» 

Health, Science and Technology

How long is the potential life expectancy of humans?

They are called “supercentarians”, those who live to be over 100 years old. They’re few and far between, but a new study says potentially more people could live well beyond 100. Siegfried Hekimi (PhD) is a professor of genetics at» 

New research: We’re on the brink of mass extinction

In the history of the Earth, there have been five mass extinctions when three-quarters (or more) of life on our planet was wiped out. They have all previously been “natural” such as an impact from a large asteroid, or from» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Ecosystems: The importance of habitat connectivity

The climate is changing, and that’s changing the environment. That in turn is changing how various species which have adapted to an environment, act and react to their new and changing environmental conditions. A new study says to help preserve» 

Education, Health, History, International, Lifestyle, Military, Politics, Society

Children of war; happier in conflict than in peace?

It seems a strange situation, children who were happier in a rebel camp at war, than they are after they gain their freedom. These are children who were abducted as child fighters or female sex slaves, and camp workers, and» 

Education, Health, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Sudden death of world-renowned AIDS/HIV researcher

The world of medical research is mourning the sudden and unexpected loss of of Dr Mark Wainberg. Wainberg, aged 71, died while swimming on vacation in Florida.   While no cause has been confirmed, he had been swimming in rough water»