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Using Handheld Devices May Cause Young Children’s Speech Delay, new study claims

Using Handheld Devices Cause Young Children’s Speech Delay, new study claims

While technology offers convenience on one’s life, it could also impose negativity on its users especially on children.A new study presents the possible speech delay in children upon usage of handheld devices last May 6 during 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting...

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Greenland Shark may live up to 250 years

In the freezing waters of the sub-Arctic ocean lurks a mysterious and slow-moving beast known as the Greenland shark. It’s a massive animal that can grow up to six metres in length. Now, new research suggests it may have a massive lifespan as well. According to a paper published recently in Science, …

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NASA Hires US Companies to Develop Habitats for Mars Mission

In a bid to help advance the manned flight to Red Planet, the US space agency has selected six US companies to develop ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats. Habitation systems provide a safe place for humans to live as scientists move beyond Earth on the journey to …

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NASA Hires US Companies to Develop Habitats for Mars Mission

In a bid to help advance the manned flight to Red Planet,  NASA has selected six US companies to develop ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats. Habitation systems provide a safe place for humans to live as scientists move beyond Earth on the journey to Mars. Through the …

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NOAA Using Drones to Aid Marine Mammal Research

Federal researchers returning from a 30-day expedition to study whales and dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands said they are looking for clues to help sustain healthy populations of the marine mammals. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists told reporters Thursday that gathering data on the animals is often difficult, especially …

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Chances of Being Struck By Lightning Are Higher at the Beach

The beach may be the perfect place to cool off during the summer, but it’s also one of the deadliest spots to be caught during a lightning storm. This past weekend, lightning struck and killed a 5-year-old boy on a North Carolina beach, according to news reports. Though it may …

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Ancient Bone Containing Oldest Cancer in Human Found in South Africa

An ancient foot bone from South Africa with an aggressive form of cancer on it is the oldest evidence of cancer in a human relative, researchers from South Africa reported recently. While the researchers aren’t sure exactly what species the foot bone came from, they do know that it belonged …

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Smithsonian Celebrates Anniversary of Moon Landing with Neil Armstrong Display

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is making one giant leap for visitors with its display of the gloves and helmet worn by Neil Armstrong when he became the first man to walk on the moon. In honor of the landing’s 47th anniversary, the museum will display Armstrong’s gloves …

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First Life on Earth May Have Survived on Hydrogen Rather than Oxygen

The chemical chain of events that led to the origin of life on Earth is likely forever lost to the mists of time. But some of our earliest ancestors—including the microbial Eve from which all modern cells descended—left behind traces in the genes they passed to their descendants. To track …

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Record Global Temperatures Recorded in June

This June has joined every other month of this year so far in setting an all-time monthly record for global temperatures, according to two separate federal science agencies – though the globe was not as extremely warm last month as it was earlier in the year. “Warmer to much-warmer-than-average conditions …

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