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Chemical BPA Linked to Obesity in Children

White children exposed to high levels of bisphenol A are five times more likely to be obese than peers with low levels of the chemical, according to new research

September 18, 2012 — Brian Bienkowski and Environmental Health News

A Call for Safer Drugs for Kids

Many of the medicines children take have never been proved safe and effective for them. A new law will help change that

September 14, 2012 — THE EDITORS

Newer Cookware Shatters More Easily

Newer cookware, made from soda lime silicate glass instead of borosilicate glass, has a smaller shatterproof temperature range. Christopher Intagliata reports

September 12, 2012

"Junk" DNA Holds Clues to Common Diseases

With the new annotation of the human genome, researchers are finding that most of the code between genes is controlling crucial functions for life and health

September 5, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

Curiosity Rover Bores Holes in Mars Soil with Laser Beam

For the ChemCam on NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars, a spot marks the spot. ChemCam, a multitalented instrument for remotely analyzing Martian rocks and soils, fires a laser at targets up to seven meters away to determine their chemical composition...

September 5, 2012
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