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  • About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says

    About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says
    You may think you’re better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you’re probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person’s ability to tackle one subject influence...
  • New robot learns from plain speech, not computer code [Video]

    New robot learns from plain speech, not computer code [Video]
    In a small kitchen, an amateur cook roots around in the cupboard for a package of ramen. He fills a pot with water, tosses in the noodles, and sets them on the stove to cook. But this chef won’t enjoy the fruits of his labor. That’s because...
  • When brain says buy, you may not know why

    Billions of neurons fire in the brains of stock market traders as they decide whether to buy or sell shares in a matter of seconds. Some of these brain waves produce rational calculations about how best to make a profit, but others may not, suggests new...
  • Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light

    Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light
    When you look at a mantis shrimp, you see a vivid lobster-like crustacean whose forearms can strike with the force of a .22-caliber bullet. But when a mantis shrimp looks at you, we have no idea what it sees. That’s because the mantis shrimp...
  • Increases in women's BMI linked to fetal, infant deaths, study says

    As a woman’s body mass index rises before she is pregnant or early in pregnancy, there is an increased risk of fetal death, stillbirth or infant death, and severely obese women have the highest risk, researchers said Tuesday. But even “...
  • 2 new drugs aim to prevent migraines; early tests done

    2 new drugs aim to prevent migraines; early tests done
    Two drugs given to people who suffer migraines reduced the frequency of their headaches in early trials, scientists said. The test results “may potentially represent a new era in preventive therapy for migraine,” Dr. Peter Goadsby, an author...
  • PASSINGS: Dave Brockie, John V. 'Jack' Foley

    PASSINGS: Dave Brockie, John V. 'Jack' Foley
    Dave Brockie Frontman for heavy metal GWAR Dave Brockie, 50, who as "Oderus Urungus" fronted the alien-costumed heavy metal band GWAR during graphic and fake-blood-soaked stage shows for more than three decades, was found dead Sunday evening at his...
  • Even popular kids are bullied in high school, researchers find

    Even popular kids are bullied in high school, researchers find
    Only the prom king and queen are safe. Researchers say that the more popular teens are – except for those at the very apex of the fragile high school hierarchy – the more likely they are to be bullied, perhaps a surprise to people who...
  • Heartbleed computer bug shouldn't be dismissed

    If your heart skipped a beat when you heard about the latest major online security threat, a bug called Heartbleed, calm down. It's not worth having a heart attack over. But you can't dismiss Heartbleed, either. You likely will have to change some...
  • Daylight saving time may have health costs

    Daylight saving time may have health costs
    Whether we like it or not (polls say most of us do), it's time to start saving daylight again. Depending on whom you ask, our March Madness of the "spring forward" variety was invented to conserve energy, or to make pleasant summer evenings a little...
  • High-protein diets: Bad for the middle-aged, good for the elderly

    High-protein diets: Bad for the middle-aged, good for the elderly
    Consuming high levels of protein — particularly animal protein — is a bad strategy if you’re at midlife and aiming to live into old age, new research finds. But a study out Tuesday reveals that in older age, fortifying one’s diet...