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Fox host Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Climate science is just a ‘product that’s sold’ to Americans

Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Thursday morning declared that climate change was just another “product” being “sold” to the American people, which might explain why a recent study found that the network was wrong about the subject 72 percent of the time. In preparation for next week’s annual Earth…

Study: People of color breathe air that is 38 percent more polluted than white people’s

A study released by the University of Minnesota this week indicated that people of color are exposed to air that is 38 percent more polluted than the air breathed by white people. In an interview with The Minnesota Post, the study’s lead researcher, Julian Marshall, an associate professor of civil…

Scientists unscramble great sperm-egg secret, opening new avenues in fertility, contraception

Scientists said they had made the long-sought discovery of how sperm latches onto an egg in the very first spark of reproduction, the outcome of a near decade-long hunt. The find opens up avenues for new contraception or treating infertility, they said. When a sperm meets an egg, they fuse…

Sluggish cognitive tempo: the ADHD-like disorder that explains daydreaming?

According to emerging research, many children previously diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could be living with another condition entirely – but not everyone agrees The tough-minded call it naughtiness. Some parents blame dull teaching. More than a century after it was first described, there are still plenty of people…

New study challenges consensus scientific belief that sharks are ‘living fossils’

Modern sharks are not “living fossil” replicas of their prehistoric ancestors but have evolved significantly over millions of years to develop their hallmark design, a consensus-busting study said Wednesday. The newly discovered fossil skull of a shark-like ancestor of all jawed vertebrates adds to evidence that a bony skeleton, not…

Archeologists’ findings may prove Rome a century older than thought

It is already known as the eternal city, and if new archeological findings prove correct Rome may turn out to be even more so than believed until now. Next week, the city will celebrate its official, 2,767th birthday. According to a tradition going back to classic times, the brothers Romulus…

Study: Spanking doesn’t work, but average 4-year-old is spanked 936 times per year anyway

New research published in the Journal of Family Psychology indicates not only that parents punish their children more frequently than they admit, but that the form of the punishment — spanking — is an ineffective means of behavioral modification. The study analyzed real-time audio recordings of parents interacting with their…

Study: Even casual pot use causes brain abnormalities — particularly smokers under 30

Even casual use of marijuana can cause significant abnormalities in two areas of the brain that regulate emotion and motivation, according to a new study. The findings, published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, challenge the idea that casual pot smoking is relatively harmless, researchers said. The study, which was…

Ancient erotic art offers glimpse of China’s lost sexual philosophy

Ancient paintings of fornicating Chinese couples and phalluses made of stone are among items that Dutch art collector Ferdinand Bertholet hopes will help China reconnect with its sexually charged past. Explicit works spanning from the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) are among more…

Belgian researchers developing scanner for gauging vegetative patients’ recovery chances

A hi-tech scanner can help tell whether a brain-injured patient who appears to be in a vegetative state has a chance of regaining some consciousness, a study said Tuesday. In an unprecedented trial among comatose patients, Belgian researchers said the scanner, an expensive tool not routinely used for this purpose,…

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