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Why My Baby's Blindness Diagnosis Inspired Me to Keep Working and Start a Business

Why My Baby’s Blindness Diagnosis Inspired Me to Keep Working and Start a Business

Editor’s note: In 2021, Leslie Danford launched her business while pregnant with her fourth child. After failing his newborn hearing screening, the Danford infant was later diagnosed with Usher Syndrome Type 1B, a rare genetic condition that impairs hearing, balance and will likely lead to loss of vision in childhood. Although there is no cure …

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Mars had a long-lasting magnetic field, extending the chances of life

CHICAGO-Once upon a time, according to scientists, Mars was far from the cold and inhospitable desert of today. Rivers carved out canyons, lakes filled craters, and a magnetic field may have repelled space radiation, preventing it from eating away at atmospheric moisture. As the Martian interior cooled, according to leading theories, its magnetic field died …

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Your green choices may sound good, but they also play a role in political polarization

Your green choices may sound good, but they also play a role in political polarization

If someone looked in your grocery cart, saw the car you drive, or noted your recycling habits, would they think you care about the environment? Is this caring about the environment? For some people, yes. But consumerism is not the only way to take care of the planet. After studying Americans’ environmental beliefs and behaviors, …

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Two potentially habitable Earth-like worlds orbit a star in our cosmic backyard

Astronomers have discovered two potentially habitable worlds orbiting a red dwarf star in our cosmic backyard. Extra-solar planets or “exoplanets” are located only 16 light years away and have masses similar to our planet. They are located in the “habitable zone” of their star, GJ 1002, defined as the shell around a star that is …

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Human genes: how evolution changes our DNA

Human genes: how evolution changes our DNA

Share on PinterestThe researchers looked at the evolutions of human genetics. HECTOR RIO/AFP via Getty Images Researchers looked at the evolution of human genetics. They say they discovered that human genes continued to change after the evolutionary split from primate ancestors. They recognize that genetic research is complicated and further studies are needed. New research …

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Researchers analyze the performance of a bacterium in the fight against coffee rust

Researchers analyze the performance of a bacterium in the fight against coffee rust

image: The research is partly basic science, studying the bacteria’s resilience in a harsh environment – coffee leaves – and partly biotech, to see if the bacteria inhibits the development of a pathogen seen Following Credit: Jorge Mondego/IAC A study supported by FAPESP analyzed the potential of a bacterium for the biological control of the …

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Astronomers spot stars in the most distant galaxies for the first time

Astronomers spot stars in the most distant galaxies for the first time

Since its launch on December 25, 2021 (quite a Christmas present!), the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) took the sharpest and most detailed images of the Universe, surpassing even its predecessor, the venerable The Hubble Space Telescope! But what’s particularly exciting are the kinds of sightings we can expect, where the JWST will use its …

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Earth planet surface in outer space. Stars and milky way on background. Sci-fi space wallpaper. Elements of this image furnished by NASA

Space Strategies, Operations, and Technology Go Hyperdrive: 5 Stories of 2022 – Breaking Defense

Planet Earth surface in outer space. (iStock via Getty) WASHINGTON – The problem with space is that there are only so much of this one. There are, according to the late great Carl Sagan, “billions and billions” of stars out there. Even on a relatively tiny scale, cislunar space – the vast expanses between the …

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Sustainability campaigners slam UK-EU fisheries deal

Sustainability campaigners slam UK-EU fisheries deal

A new UK-EU fisheries deal threatens the sustainability of vulnerable fish stocks and goes against international scientific guidelines, environmental campaigners have said. The deal, the third signed by London and Brussels since Brexit, is part of a deal to gradually increase the share of stocks allocated to UK fishing vessels in shared waters. Under the …

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