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New study finds 'amplifier' helps make connections in the fetal brain

Early neural connections are sparse, weak, and unreliable. Now researchers have discovered that fetal brains use a special amplifier in order to transmit signals.
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Harley Pasternak is a celebrity trainer to stars such as Amy Schumer and Ariana Grande. He explains what he does to get them into fit shape and what you can do to get a celebrity body
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - About 3,000 trucks carrying soy beans are backed up on a major road to port through the Amazon region that has become impassible due to swamps caused by heavy rainfall, highway p
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Parts of Oklahoma and Kansas are likely to experience damaging earthquakes as a result of oil and gas industry activity in 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday in
Scientists have generated a comprehensive atlas of human long non-coding RNAs with substantially improved gene models, allowing them to better assess the diversity and functionality of these RNAs. The
Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.
Using 3-D electron microscopy, structural biologists have succeeded in elucidating the architecture of the lamina of the cell nucleus at molecular resolution for the first time. This scaffold stabiliz
Two players and a coach with the Minnesota Wild have been diagnosed with mumps - two years after a widespread outbreak caused major disruptions in the National Hockey League.
An independent lab in British Columbia says medical marijuana from CanniMed Therapeutics in Saskatoon is free of 56 known pesticides and fungicides.
A team engineered mice with the G1 and G2 APOL1 gene mutations that cause human-like kidney disease to study these gene variants found almost exclusively in people of West African descent. These mutat
A new study has identified a previously undescribed role for a type of unconventional T cell with the potential to be used in the development of new therapies for infection and cancer.
University of Bristol researchers also found that nicotine - a drug found in cigarettes - could alter the way the body processes caffeine, causing people to drink more to get a boost.
ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Toxic waste has been dumped in a farming town in southeast Nigeria's restive oil-producing Delta region, a state government official and a community leader said on Wednesd
Actress Lauren London was prompted to remind her 3.2 million Instagram followers on Tuesday that she remains self-loving and unbothered despite criticism of her baby weight. Last year, the 32-ye
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Abiageal Peters, from Surrey, was born prematurely after just 23 weeks, weighing just a tiny 1.3lbs. Having a ruptured intestine, doctors were in a rush to operate on her to keep her alive.
A viral video shows a young child running away from his competition at the start of their match.
Facebook plans to use artificial intelligence and update its tools and services to help prevent suicides among its users. The world’s largest social media network said it plans to integrate its
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have expelled a Greenpeace employee and a filmmaker following a trip to forest communities affected by industrial logging.
Socrates once said, “The soul, like the body, accepts by practice whatever habit one wishes it to contact.” You are what you put energy into. If you focus on developing good daily habits,
The "GMA" team of insiders analyzes some of the biggest stories trending this morning.
An aching back is a major cause of disability, and now, a new study finds that people with back pain may also have an increased risk of dying each year.  People in the study ages 70 and older wh
Women who take antiviral drugs during their pregnancy pose no harm to their babies, new data compiled from across Europe reveals.
(Reuters Health) - Pacemakers may fail to properly regulate patients’ heartbeats near certain appliances and tools that generate electric and magnetic fields, a German study suggests. Researche
Researchers in Australia have found a gender divide in screening for cardiovascular disease, with women much less likely to be screened for heart disease.
Genetic changes caused by lead poisoning could affect brain, increase risk of suicide - and be passed on to next generation, paper says
By measuring cortisol levels in hair, scientists confirmed a link between long-term stress and obesity.
Patients treated by doctors who were paid in the traditional fee-for-service system “were significantly more likely” to face carotid artery surgery than if treated by doctors paid a salary, according
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have expelled a filmmaker and researcher working for Greenpeace following a trip to forest communities affected by industrial logging.
Results of a small study of adults with autism has added to evidence that their brains can learn to compensate for some language comprehension challenges that are a hallmark of the disorder in childre
Researchers have recently refined a classic Raman-based technique and succeeded in imaging the two dominant melanin molecules -- a breakthrough that could lead to new understandings and, critically, e
Pregnancy can present challenges in all aspects of daily life, including the bedroom. Vlogger La Guardia Cross and his wife, Leah, shared a humorous step-by-step guide to sex during pregn
Researchers have identified a key protein related to the narrowing of the airway in people with severe asthma that could lead to better treatment.
By spending more time talking patients through procedures beforehand, physicians can cut down on recovery costs and avoid costly complications later on.
Sex experts conducted a study of 259 heterosexual college students - and found an unusual predictor of how likely females are to cheat on their partners

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Solar Bears' approach to ECHL's homestretch: 'Win or go home'

Entering Wednesday night, nine teams are separated by 11 points in the tight squeeze that is the ECHL’s Eastern Conference playoff chase. The Orlando Solar Bears are one of those clubs. So as they pre
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How Harley Tackles the Overseas Tariffs Highlighted by Trump

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Greenspan: Trump populism 'a cry of pain'

Donald Trump's populism is "not an economic policy" but instead is "a cry of pain", former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan tells the BBC's Katty Kay.
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Oprah Winfrey jokes she's reconsidering her run for president

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Alec Baldwin to co-author satirical book as President Trump

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Liberty Media's F1 Takeover Threatened With Anti-Trust Investigation

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Palo Alto Networks Frightens Again

Sales woes and rising competition are crimping the growth of one-time cybersecurity star Palo Alto Networks.
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McDonald's has a plan to win back customers

To win back and woo more customers through their doors, McDonald’s told investors Wednesday that it will be taking a range of steps, from improving the quality of its burgers, to ramping up delivery t
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Lego announces new set honoring the women of NASA

Expect these women of NASA to land in a store near you.        
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Taco Bell had to recreate one of its commercials

Taco Bell recreated one of its commercials after claims of racism.        
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The Key To Career Success After 50

'Boomer Reinvention' author John Tarnoff offers advice on reinventing yourself after 50
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Steepest hike in history: LPG prices raised by Rs 86 a cylinder

The price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was hiked by a steep Rs 86 per cylinder on Wednesday, reflecting international trends.
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Expect Q4 GDP to moderate to 6.4%: Moody's

Speaking to CNBC-TV18, William Foster of Moody's said that NPA is a prolonged weakness that is still not addressed and there is no clear method in place to resolve the issue.
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Q&A: Social Security withdraws must start at 70-ish and they can be taxed - to a point

Q: I retired in February and, though it might be obvious, stopped contributing to my 401(k). When will I need to start mandatory annual withdrawals? I am 75.        
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Next test for Trump FCC could be Tribune-Sinclair

Two large local TV broadcasters, Sinclair and Tribune Media, are reportedly talking a tie-up.        
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Oculus cuts price on Rift goggles and Touch controllers

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