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Are babies born by C-section more at risk than those born vaginally?

20 Feb 2017

Babies who are delivered by C-section don’t go through the birth canal, and as a result they don’t get the beneficial microbes that babies born via the birth canal receive. This might help explain...

Do they really pump oxygen into Vegas casinos?

20 Feb 2017

I’m sure you’ve heard the myth that oxygen is pumped into casinos to give people more energy and keep them awake. This is, in fact, the enduring Vegas myth of all time. There’s no doubt that the...

Twins with the same genes can have different traits

20 Feb 2017

Even though identical (monozygotic) twins may have the exact same genetic make-up, it is possible that they can have different features from one another. This is thanks to differences in the womb ...

"Chaotic seabirds" influenced Alfred Hitchcock

20 Feb 2017

In August 1961, in Capitola and Santa Cruz, California there was an invasion of what people described as “chaotic seabirds.” These birds were believed to be under the influence of domoic acid, a...

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