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  • CHICAGO - Parents looking for the one single move they can make that will guarantee a healthy outcome for their baby are out of luck. There is no silver bullet to producing an optimal outcome when it comes to human infants, said Katie Hinde, an assistant professor of human evolution and biology at...
  • From left to right: Jules Lobel, Huda Akil, Craig Haney, Peter Scharff Smith, Robert King | AAAS/Janel Kiley CHICAGO -- Solitary confinement appears to fundamentally alter the brain and induce numerous psychological and physical effects, researchers said at the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting. "A prison...
  • Cities are going up in the world, and not necessarily in a good way. At the AAAS Annual Meeting, a 15 February seminar on the future of cities posed the big question: should cities become more densely populated, or should people be more widely dispersed? For Antony Wood, who heads the Council on...
  • CHICAGO -- Social media can provide scientists with opportunities to communicate with the public and promote their work, but they shouldn't feel pressured to start tweeting on Twitter, editing Wikipedia or posting to Instagram before they're ready. "You don't want to force it," said Maggie Koerth-...
  • Scientists have masterfully restored a series of badly damaged paintings by abstract expressionist Mark Rothko -- without laying a single paintbrush on them. The method they chose, projecting colored light onto the paintings, is one of several cutting-edge techniques that can reveal the original...
  • The hearts of bluefin tuna, some of the largest fish in the ocean, are vulnerable to spilled crude oil. | Science/AAAS CHICAGO -- New research on tuna shows why the toxic compounds from an oil spill such as the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster are damaging to fish hearts. The study , published in...
  • CHICAGO -- A happy marriage today requires more time and energy than many spouses are giving each other, but those couples that do make the investment are enjoying great payoffs, according to a new study presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting. Instead of seeking the security that was the primary goal...