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Is the digital age affecting kids' writing skills?

Is swiping affecting writing? A new concern has arisen about a reduction in motor skills of children, who are more used to using tablets and smartphones than they are in manipulating a pen or pencil.

Fast-draining lakes pose a new risk for Greenland ice sheet

A growing number of lakes on the Greenland ice sheet are causing a runaway chain reaction to take place under the ice and it could possibly lead to its collapse.

Autism's social deficits reversed with anti-cancer drug

New York - New research suggests that autism's social deficits can be reversed by an established anti-cancer drug called romidepsin. This represents a breakthrough in epigenetics research.

Global biodiversity 'crisis' to be assessed at major summit

Paris - Earth is enduring a mass species extinction, scientists say -- the first since the demise of the dinosaurs and only the sixth in half-a-billion years.The reason?

Exceptionally large amount of ice and snow in Northern Hemisphere

The new "Arctic Now" product shows with one picture the extent of snow and ice cover in the Northern Hemisphere. This kind of information, which shows the accurate state of the Arctic, becomes increasingly important due to climate change.

Physicists create new form of light

Physicists have demonstrated that photons can be made to interact with each other, creating what is, in effect, a new form of light. This development could help with the creation of quantum computers.

Black holes dissolving like aspirin: How Hawking changed physics

Paris - When Stephen Hawking postulated in the mid-1970s that black holes leak radiation, slowly dissolving like aspirin in a glass of water, he overturned a core tenet of the Universe.

British scientist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

London - Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, his family said Wednesday.

Millions in China mourn 'giant star' Hawking

Millions of Chinese mourned Stephen Hawking on Wednesday, bidding farewell to a "giant star" admired in China for stoically rising above physical disability and posting heartfelt messages to his Chinese fans on social media.

Stephen Hawking: a brief history of genius

London - Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, was Britain's most famous modern day scientist, a genius who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe.

NASA study confirms initial findings — space can alter genes

Scott and Mark Kelly are identical twin brothers, and retired astronauts— the only identical twin astronauts in history. And the twin brothers presented NASA with a unique opportunity to study the effects of spaceflight on the human body.

Researchers launch web-based sea level report cards

Researchers are launching new web-based 'report cards' to monitor and forecast changes in sea level at 32 localities along the U.S. coastline from Maine to Alaska. The report cards will be updated each year, with projections out to the year 2050.

MIT joins with private company to make fusion power happen soon

The most promising source of clean energy has always been nuclear fusion - but making this dream a reality has been difficult. But MIT, working with funding from a private company has started a project to make the dream a reality within 15 years.

Essential Science: Overcoming health risks for Mars mission

Although space radiation presents one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, NASA is working on overcoming this, and other obstacles, so that humans sent to Mars on a future mission remain healthy.

The secretive UK army lab where poisons are hunted and made

London - A secretive British army base, which identified the nerve gas used to poison a Russian ex-spy earlier this month, has for years been fuelling conspiracy theories with its pioneering research into chemical and biological weapons.

Elon Musk makes surprise visit to SXSW — Talks Mars ship progress

Austin - On Sunday, the annual South by Southwest Technology and culture festival in Austin, Texas had a surprise visitor when Elon Musk popped in and joined screenwriter Jonathan Nolan on stage. Musk said his Mars ship could be ready for short trips in 2019.

Space bases could preserve civilization in World War III: Elon Musk

Washington - Bases on the moon and Mars could help preserve human civilization and hasten its regeneration on earth in the event of a third world war, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, said on Sunday.

New algorithm allows for potential 'brain-reading'

Rio De Janeiro - A new algorithm paves the way for potential 'brain-reading'. This is through machine learning technology which can identify musical pieces from fMRI scans of the listener.

Dim light makes us dimmer

Michigan - As research questions go, it's an interesting on: "Does dim light make us dumber?" By this researcher have studied the effects of spending too long in dimly lit rooms on brain structure and memory.
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