Read more about the article Mums’ Moods Influence Their Babies Ability To Talk
Image shows the city of Leipzig, Germany where the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences is headquartered, undated photo. Scientists from the institute claimed that the mother's mood influences her baby's ability to speak in a study published on Sept. 21, 2022. (Stadt Leipzig/Newsflash)

Mums’ Moods Influence Their Babies Ability To Talk

Mothers who develop postnatal baby blues can influence their children's ability to talk, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany have revealed that up to 70 per cent of mothers suffer from postnatal depression.…

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Read more about the article Astonished Researchers Find Penguins Free Of Microplastics
Image shows an emperor penguin colony near the Neumayer station of the Alfred Wegener Institute in an undated photo. A 2022 study showed that young emperor penguins swim far north beyond the 50th parallel south in their first year of life in Antarctica. (Alfred Wegener Institut, Aymeric Houstin/Newsflash)

Astonished Researchers Find Penguins Free Of Microplastics

Overjoyed researchers have revealed how a new study of the diet of emperor penguins shows they have no trace of microplastic in their bodies. Doctoral candidate from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel Clara Leistenschneider and her team were studying the impact of pollution on the…

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Read more about the article Losing Access To Grandkids Devastated Brit Oldsters’ Mental Health Says New Study
Image shows the University of Vienna in Austria, undated photo. (Universitat Wien, Gebhard Sengmuller/Newsflash)

Losing Access To Grandkids Devastated Brit Oldsters’ Mental Health Says New Study

Grandparents all over the UK became more and more depressed after limiting contact with their grandchildren because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study says. Their overall quality of life had been greatly lowered as a result of the loss of contact, according to the study published in the Journal…

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Read more about the article Bacteria For New Antibiotics Found In River In Chile
Photo shows Mapocho River, in Santiago, Chile, undated. Researchers were testing the ability of the cholera-causing bacteria to survive in water but ended up detecting two new pathogen inhibitors. (Newsflash)

Bacteria For New Antibiotics Found In River In Chile

Scientists have discovered two bacteria with great antibiotic potential in a river in Chile. The breakthrough comes as the search for new bacteria to develop antibiotics is one of humankind’s greatest health challenges as bacterial infections are increasingly resistant to conventional medical treatments. The two bacteria were found by researchers…

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Read more about the article Balkan Cemetery Studies Reveal High Prehistoric Mortality Rate
Picture shows detail from tomb 14 with a necklace of bronze pendants (8th-7th century BC), undated. The discovery has been made at the Kopilo site in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (ÖAW- ÖAI, M. Gavranovic/Newsflash)

Balkan Cemetery Studies Reveal High Prehistoric Mortality Rate

A necropolis found in Bosnia and Herzegovina has revealed a high mortality rate in the prehistoric period after archaeologists discovered 46 graves and 53 individuals from the Bronze and Iron Ages. Picture shows burial construction with an outer ring of stones including three individual graves, undated. The discovery has been…

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Read more about the article Prehistoric Birds Perferred Bugs To Fish Says Study
Reconstruction of Longipteryx feeding on the mayfly Epicharmeropsis hexavenulosus from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Group of Northeastern China. Miller et al. noted that the foot of Longipteryx could grasp in a way similar to living owls, on which this feeding pose is based. (Julius T. Csotonyi/AsiaWire)

Prehistoric Birds Perferred Bugs To Fish Says Study

Prehistoric dinosaur birds preferred to snack on insects instead of fish, a new study has revealed. It had been believed that the 120 million-year-old Longipterygidae family's long beaks with sharp teeth at the tip put them in a similar class to modern kingfishers. Now new research has shown that the…

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Read more about the article Incredible Pterosaur Fossil Proves Once And For All That Flying Dinosaurs Had Feathers – Not Fur
Artist’s reconstruction of the feathered pterosaur Tupandactylus, showing the feather types along the bottom of the headcrest: dark monofilaments and lighter-coloured branched feathers. (Bob Nicholls 2022/Newsflash)

Incredible Pterosaur Fossil Proves Once And For All That Flying Dinosaurs Had Feathers – Not Fur

One of the great unsolved mysteries about dinosaurs as to whether flying pterosaurs had feathers or fur has been solved after the discovery of a remarkable prehistoric fossil that can be clearly seen to have been feathered. An international team of palaeontologists have now officially presented this fossil proof that…

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Read more about the article Ruined Oyster Reefs Can Be Restored Say Experts
Brittany Collins of The Nature Conservancy measures oysters and crabs on 10th of February 2021, on a restored reef in the Hillcrest Oyster Sanctuary. (Bo Lusk/Newsflash)

Ruined Oyster Reefs Can Be Restored Say Experts

Oyster reefs almost wiped out by centuries of neglect can be restored in just six years, say marine experts at the University of Virginia. And even 'functionally extinct' reefs that have lost up to 85 per cent of their population can come back quickly, the study reveals. Study lead Rachel…

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Read more about the article Archaeologists Discover Well Preserved Storage Silos In Ancient Egyptian Town
Granaries of the First Intermediate Period (between 2180 and 2050 BC) in the ancient Egyptian city of Kom Ombo. (OAW, Niki Gail/Newsflash)

Archaeologists Discover Well Preserved Storage Silos In Ancient Egyptian Town

Austrian archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old administrative centre with over 30 storage facilities that ancient Egyptians used to stock grain. The team of researchers from the Cairo branch of the Austrian Archaeological Institute (OAI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OAW) found the 32 extremely well-preserved granaries in the ancient…

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Read more about the article Loyal Dog Sits By Dead Homeless Owners Side On Bench Outside Hospital
The dog next to bench its owner died on outside a medical centre, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, on 1st February. (CEN)

Loyal Dog Sits By Dead Homeless Owners Side On Bench Outside Hospital

These images show a loyal dog sitting by its dead owner's side after the homeless man passed away on a bench outside a hospital. The moving scene took place outside the Rio Piedras Medical Centre in the district of Rio Piedras in the Puerto Rican capital San Juan on the…

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