Marijuana use while pregnant boosts risk of children's sleep problems
281 articles from THURSDAY 2.7.2020
- 20/7/2 21:37
Why are the offspring of older mothers less fit to live long and prosper?
As many as 7% of moms-to-be use marijuana while pregnant, and that number is rising fast as more use it to quell morning sickness. But new research suggests such use could have a lasting impact on the fetal brain, influencing children's sleep for as much as a decade.
US says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it
The offspring of older mothers don't fare as well as those of younger mothers, in humans and many other species. They aren't as healthy, or they don't live as long, or they have fewer offspring themselves. A longstanding puzzle is why evolution would maintain this maternal effect in so many species, since these late-born offspring are less fit to survive and reproduce.
Research reflects how AI sees through the looking glass
In response to a directive from Congress, the Department of Energy released a report this week assessing the risks of a 50-year-old cracking and crumbling concrete nuclear waste repository in the Marshall Islands, but the findings did little to ease the concerns of Marshallese leaders in the Central Pacific.
- 20/7/2 21:24
Carbon-loving materials designed to reduce industrial emissions
Intrigued by how reflection changes images in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, a team of researchers used artificial intelligence to investigate what sets originals apart from their reflections. Their algorithms learned to pick up on unexpected clues such as hair parts, gaze direction and, surprisingly, beards - findings with implications for training machine learning models and detecting faked...
- 20/7/2 20:47
Researchers are advancing gas membrane materials to expand practical technology options for reducing industrial carbon emissions.