Brain scans confirm significant differences in play behavior, brain activation patterns and stress levels in children with autism spectrum disorder as compared with typically developing children. —> Read More Here
JPL engineers are working on a small helicopter that could ‘scout’ a trail for future Mars rovers, but getting a chopper that could fly in the Martian atmosphere is tricky.
Women who experience stress during pregnancy are likely to have babies with a poor mix of intestinal microbiota and with a higher incidence of intestinal problems and allergic reactions. This could be related to psychological and physical problems as the child develops. —> Read More Here
The Mars Opportunity rover has driven 25.9 miles (41.7 kilometers) since it landed in the Meridiani Planum region of Mars on Jan. 25, 2004 (Universal Time, which was Jan. 24, PST). That is farther than any other off-Earth surface vehicle has driven.
Research on how science works — the science of science — can benefit from studying the digital traces generated during the research process, such as peer-reviewed publications. This type of research is crucial for the future of science and that of scientists, according to experts. —> Read More Here
Social butterflies are more likely to spread the flu virus and should be the first to receive vaccinations, says Lancaster University
Parts of the Swiss and Italian Alps are pictured in this satellite image. Extending some 1200 km through central Europe, the Alps occupy an area of about 200 000 sq km and are inhabited by some 20 million people.
Walking classrooms are better for not only for students’ physical health, but classroom engagement, a study from Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology shows. —> Read More Here
PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) — Scientists on the Dawn mission are especially puzzled by a strange shiny white spot seen on the surface of the mini planet. —> Read More Here
A new study by Kansas State University veterinary diagnosticians finds that pets with out-of-date rabies vaccinations are very unlikely to develop the fatal disease if given a rabies booster immediately after exposure to the virus. —> Read More Here