Because there is no safe level of blood lead concentrations, it's time for new legal requirements to remove lead from housing, child care facilities and school water fountains, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a new policy statement.
Pregnant women are advised to avoid many things, including alcohol, smoking and even their cat's litter box. More than 90% of obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States caution patients about handling cat litter during pregnancy, according to a recent survey.
By the time he was 6 or 7 years old, Sameer Mishra was a pretty confident speller. His memory was sharp, he liked to read, and he actually enjoyed the weekly tests at school. While his parents drilled his older sister, a National Spelling Bee competitor, he'd angle for his own list of words.
Scientists believe that 10 million species still await discovery around the world. And every year -- on the birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the 18th century Swedish botanist considered the father of modern taxonomy -- the International Institute for Species Exploration releases its list of the top new species (from among about 18,000 found over the previous 12 months).
In the auditorium at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, hundreds of students cheer as Bryan Stow walks on stage with the aid of crutches to the rousing guitar chords of the ultimate '80s inspiration song, "Eye of the Tiger."
It was September 2015 and I was about to tell my co-workers something huge. I was filled with tremendous anxiety, as I had been before telling my sister, my dad and my kids. "Where do I start? What do I say first? What will they think it means for them?" Questions so loud in my head, I had trouble walking, focusing on sounds and things around me.
The Kepler mission has discovered 1,284 planets, the most exoplanets announced at one time, according to Princeton associate research scholar Timothy Morton during a NASA press conference. This more than doubles the number of previously confirmed planets from Kepler.