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Everyday Chemicals May Affect Brain Development, Including Foetal IQ

Everyday Chemicals May Affect Brain Development, Including Foetal IQ

All vertebrates – from frogs and birds to human beings – require the same thyroid hormone to thrive. Every stage of brain development is modulated by thyroid hormone and, over millions of years, the structure of this critical hormone has remained unchanged. But, increasingly, …Continue reading

How Hot Weather and Climate Change Affect Airline Flights

Hot weather has forced dozens of commercial flights to be canceled at airports in the Southwest this summer. This flight-disrupting heat is a warning sign. Climate change is projected to have far-reaching repercussions – including sea level rise inundating cities and shifting weather patterns causing long-term declines …Continue reading

Politically Charged: Do You Know Where Your Batteries Come From?

People are excited about batteries, from electric cars to Tesla’s 129 megawatt-hour energy storage project  in South Australia. But one important issue is often overlooked: the raw materials needed to build this technology – where they come from and their environmental cost. New …Continue reading

From Botnet to Malware: A Guide to Decoding Cybersecurity Buzzwords

Words like worm, trojan horse and phishing may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they’re part of the reality of online life. Now that we communicate, work and entertain ourselves on the internet, these familiar terms start to take on …Continue reading

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