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Down's Syndrome Q&A 2014 Dec 18

Down’s syndrome or Down syndrome is a genetic disorder typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features, and mild to moderate intellectual disability. Most individuals with Down’s syndrome are diagnosed with the condition after birth. It is named after John Langdon Down ... more

Rosetta Data Challenges Views on Origin of Earth's Oceans 2014 Dec 16

Artist's concept image of Rosetta Orbiter As if November’s historic feat of landing the Philae probe on a comet wasn’t enough, now the Rosetta mission is sending back data that blows a hole in the hypothesis that comets delivered much of Earth’s water to our oceans. Or, if they did, then they weren ... more

A Heavyweight Problem 2014 Dec 11

We are what we eat, but it seems that more and more of us around the world are eating too much or too many of the wrong things. In terms of economic impact, obesity costs nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a recent report. The McKinsey ... more
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