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SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Delaware-sized iceberg is very close to splitting off from one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica, scientists say, after a fast-growing crack stretched to within 8 miles (1
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown said on Thursday he will discuss merging carbon trading markets in his state and China when he travels to Asia later this week, a sign of the
(Reuters) - U.S. federal energy regulatory commissioners said they were "troubled" that Ohio found signs of diesel fuel in drilling fluid samples near a spill that occurred during Energy Transfer Part
Australian researchers found that women who breastfed their children were 11 percent less likely than women who didn't breastfeed to be diagnosed with endometrial cancer.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York analyzed baby teeth from 16 pairs of identical and fraternal twins, with at least one sibling who had an ASD diagnosis by about 18 years old.
The most comprehensive study ever has revealed the effects are so subtle it may not be worth splashing $120 on a pair. The US researchers - and Nike, their funder - were surprised by the findings.
(Reuters Health) - Differences in exposure to certain metals and nutrients like lead and zinc in the womb and in early childhood may affect a child’s risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD),
(Reuters Health) - Parents who stick to a set bedtime schedule and enforce rules for nighttime routines may be more likely to have children who get enough sleep during the week than people who are mor
(Reuters Health) - Keeping tiny blood vessels healthy may be one way to ward off depression later in life, suggests a new analysis of existing research.
Stony corals may be more resilient to ocean acidification than once thought, according to a Rutgers University study that shows they rely on proteins to help create their rock-hard skeletons.
A common class of chemicals found everywhere from car exhausts, smoke, building materials and furniture to cosmetics and shampoos could increase cancer risk because of their ability to break down the
Scientists have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis about the evolution of neural circuits and behavior.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beatriz formed off Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, but it was not expected to gain much more strength before reaching land later in the day, the U.S. Nationa
Boston-born Purnell Sabky, one, was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick disease type A on May 12. The condition is also known as childhood Alzheimer's and there is no cure.
New York (Reuters) - Los Angeles County overstated the number of local children with elevated lead tests in recent years, internal emails show, making it harder to track the public health burden of le
Scientists have discovered another gene mutation behind certain cases of ichthyosis -- a group of rare disorders that cause dry scales to form on the skin.
(Reuters Health) - Women who breastfeed their babies for the recommended six months may also be lowering their own risk of developing endometrial cancer, a new study suggests.
An advocacy group says more than 500 terminally ill people in California have asked doctors for life-ending drugs in the year since the practice became legal
Researchers at the Jackson Laboratory have found a way to protect beta cells from destruction, which could lead to therapies to prevent type 1 diabetes.
"The View" co-hosts discuss a leaked draft regulation with plans to allow employers to opt out of offering free birth control for religious and moral reasons.
Babies exposed to an antidepressant or a mood disorder during fetal life did not have any more signs of irritability, difficulty feeding, sleep disturbances and respiratory problems two to four weeks
Dr. Brian Callister, from Reno, Nevada, is against states legalizing assisted suicide. He claims his patients were denied life-saving treatment but offered suicide pills because it was cheaper.
By swapping solar photovoltaics for coal, the US could prevent 51,999 premature deaths a year, potentially making as much as $2.5 million for each life saved. A team has calculated US deaths per kilow
A vibrating device, used with a cold pack, relieves a child’s pain while emergency department caregivers insert an intravenous catheter, equally as well as the currently used anesthetic, topical lidoc
COTONOU (Reuters) - Benin is hiring scores of extra park rangers and bringing in conservation scientists to rehabilitate a part of West Africa's largest wildlife reserve, which contains big cats and t
In groundbreaking trials on humans, scientists based at a start-up firm in San Francisco appear to have confirmed the long-standing myth that such injections can reverse ageing.
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German government commission has detected illicit emissions control software on Volkswagen luxury brand Audi's flagship A8 models, Bild reported on Thursday, without citing the s
A gun rights group is organizing opposition to a proposal designed to make hearing aids more affordable because it believes the measure would change the way certain hunting products are regulated
Chemists have investigated the biological function of patellamides. Patellamides were first isolated in 1981 from the ascidian Lissoclinum patella. Today, scientists know that they are produced by its
Many large fish species, including many of the sharks and rays of Europe, are threatened with extinction. Confirming the findings of previous studies, scientists highlight regional differences in fish
2016 hurricane season started in January and ended 318 days later in late-November. Hurricane Matthew was the first Category 5 in a decade, the longest stretch without one since 1950.
The island of Kauai is home to two endangered seabirds, the Hawaiian Petrel and the Newell's Shearwater. Monitoring these birds, which are nocturnal and nest in hard-to-access areas, is challenging, b
Researchers have identified a novel gene defect that causes a hereditary blistering disorder of the skin, epidermolysis bullosa, in dogs. Epidermolysis bullosa, found in the Central Asian Shepherd dog
Scientists have pioneered a technique to directly date prehistoric rock paintings in southern Africa, which reveal dates much older than previously thought.

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