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Icy times for mom-to-be meant bad news for baby-on-board. Shaun Best/Reuters

Mom’s prenatal hardship turns baby’s genes on and off

In January 1998 five days of freezing rain collapsed the electrical grid of the Canadian province of Québec. The storm left more than 3 million people without electricity for anywhere from a few hours…

Termite stomach acid to aid biofuel

A study into the role of gut bacteria in termite stomachs has given surprising, but hopeful, results. Researchers at Purdue…

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