Is it OK to Give Your Baby that iPad? (Op-Ed)
Child on iPad, digital childhood
October 25th, 2014
A recent New York Times article points to a glaring inconsistency between the amount of “screen time” toddlers have using tablets, phones and computers – and the advice of many early years specialists.
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Climate Fixes Need Realistic Compromises (Op-Ed)
hawaii, hawai'i, rising sea level, climate change, global warming
October 24th, 2014
While scientists gather the ground truth about climate, it's up to lawmakers to do something responsible with it.
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In Photos: Creepy-Crawly Experiment Reveals Spider's Brain
jumping spider takes bait
October 24th, 2014
The vision of jumping spiders is almost equal to the sight of humans. Researchers, however, didn't know how to study the arachnids' visual system for one simple reason: every time they tried to look at the spiders' brains, the animals would explode.
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Weight-Loss Superfood: 6 Tips for a Healthy Gut
A young woman eats yogurt.
October 25th, 2014
Feed that microbiome right, and you'll see results in, and around, your gut.
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Einstein's Gravity Waves Could Be Found with New Method
Gravitational Waves of Two Black Holes
October 24th, 2014
Gravitational waves, invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time, might be detected by looking for the brightening of stars, researchers say.
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Telltale Signs of Life Could Be Deepest Yet
extreme life
October 24th, 2014
Telltale signs of life have been discovered in rocks that were once 12 miles (20 kilometers) below the surface — some of the deepest chemical evidence for life ever found.
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Athletes, Sports and Violence Against Women (Op-Ed)
athletes, violence, women
October 25th, 2014
While the association between violence against women and elite athletes is not uncommon, it is not sports per se that are the problem.
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Skydiver Goes Supersonic in Record-Breaking 'Near-Space Dive'
Alan Eustace's view above Earth
October 24th, 2014
In a harrowing plunge from the stratosphere, a Google executive broke the world record for the highest-altitude skydive today (Oct. 24).
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Famed Physicist Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook
stephen hawking
October 24th, 2014
Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned astrophysicist and author of "A Brief History of Time," has recently joined Facebook.
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