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'Ergo Kid' chairs, tables developed for comfort of students

A researcher has developed an adjustable tables where the front portion can be tilted for easy reading and writing in order to minimize the ergonomic health risks among school children.

Parents, especially fathers, play key role in young adults' health

Parents, and especially fathers, play a vital role in developing healthy behaviors in young adults and helping to prevent obesity in their children. When it came to predicting whether a young male will become overweight or obese, the mother-son relationship mattered far less than the relationship between father and son.

Proteins put up with the roar of the crowd

Proteins that activate DNA binding sites appear to have no problems with crowded conditions, according to scientists.

Research connects discrimination, thoughts of death among African-Americans

Racial discrimination, whether it's derogatory language or unequal treatment, impacts communities and individuals in different ways. For children, the effects are sometimes emotional scars, and as a University of Houston researcher discovered,...Show More Summary

The Coming Cyber War #12

Cyber Warfare: NATO is considering the stance that a massive cyber attack would be considered an attack that would invoke article 5; therefore, invoking the entire alliance to defend that nation.Some are calling for a global cyber warfare...Show More Summary

The Brexit referendum: Britain between the past and the future

In many respects, the referendum on the European Union presented British voters with a choice over the past or the future.  The “Leave” campaign summoned up images of a sovereign nation with more jobs, higher wages and better public services — a Britain as it supposedly was before becoming tangled in E.U. regulations and overrun […]

Genetic signatures expose drug susceptibility in breast cancer cells

Drug treatments for breast cancer patients might soon be designed based on the unique genetic autograph of their tumor. read more

The Physicist Who Might Have Discovered a New Building Block of Matter

Suchitra Sebastian on the potential discovery of a new building block of matter, better ways to find superconductors, and her circuitous path to becoming a world-class physicist. The post The Physicist Who Might Have Discovered a New Building Block of Matter appeared first on WIRED.

What are markets telling us about the real meaning of Brexit?

This time around the UK was probably hurt somewhat; British stocks are down around 4% as I write. But French and German stocks are down 7% to 8%. The markets in southern Europe are down 10% to 15%. Brexit’s most powerful effect is to...Show More Summary

I tried out being a space trucker in a Dream Chaser mini-shuttle

The Sierra Nevada Corporation is building a space plane to haul cargo and trash from the ISS, so Lisa Grossman took its simulator for a spin

New doubts on Zika as cause of microcephaly

Brazil's microcephaly epidemic continues to pose a mystery -- if Zika is the culprit, why are there no similar epidemics in other countries also hit hard by the virus? In Brazil, the microcephaly rate soared with more than 1,500 confirmed cases. Show More Summary

What Should You Do in the Aftermath of the 'Brexit' Vote?

First off, hats off! to the Brits, or at least to those of their number who voted Leave. But now what should we do? Expect turmoil in the markets. The stock market was down when I checked it a few...

You Say You Want Money Out of Politics?

You say you want money out of politics? But of course you understand that running political campaigns costs money. What you object to is the buying of influence. What you object to are candidates who will do the bidding of...

Brexit Is a Red Alert for the Environment

From the ‘red-tape’ slashing desires of the Brexiters to the judgment of green professionals, all indications are for weaker environmental protections The post Brexit Is a Red Alert for the Environment appeared first on WIRED.

Nano-camera lens reveals the hidden mirror world of molecules

Left- or right-handedness can be the difference between a medicine or poison. A camera lens made with nanotechnology may shed light on such mirror image molecules

explore-blog: Celebrate Cephalopod Week with Susan Middleton’s...

explore-blog: Celebrate Cephalopod Week with Susan Middleton’s stunning photographs of marine invertebrates. 

Is this a visitor from another planet? Very few aquariums in the...

Is this a visitor from another planet? Very few aquariums in the world are displaying this bizarre species, which we first exhibited in 2012.   Like many cephalopods, bigfin reef squid use pigmented skin cells, called chromatophores, to change color and pattern. Show More Summary

Relationship quality tied to good health for young adults

For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a new study.

What did Earth's ancient magnetic field look like?

Earth's ancient magnetic field was significantly different than the present day field, originating from several poles rather than the familiar two, new research suggests. Then, shortly after our planet's core solidified, this work predicts that Earth's magnetic field transitioned to a 'strong,' two-pole one.

Neonicotinoid pesticides cause harm to honeybees

One possible cause of the alarming bee mortality we are witnessing is the use of the very active systemic insecticides called neonicotinoids. A previously unknown and harmful effect of neonicotinoids has been identified by researchers. Show More Summary

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