The drug, called arbaclofen, made people with Fragile X syndrome less likely to avoid social interactions, according to a newly published study. Researchers suspect it might do the same for people with autism.
Forests on the island of Guam are experiencing a spider epidemic, and invasive brown tree snakes are to blame. The snakes have nearly obliterated the island's native forest birds — which used to keep spider numbers in check.
The experimental treatment, which hasn't been tried in humans, encapsulates pure oxygen in microbubbles made of fat molecules. The bubbles look quite a bit like shaving cream, one of the researchers says.
A Virginia court has sided with the University of Virginia, after a conservative group sought the release of one of the university's former climate scientist's emails, in an apparent attempt to discredit him.
In the midst of the Cold War, many worried about securing a source of safe, drinkable water after a nuclear explosion. The results of a 1957 U.S. government study show that a post-bomb bottle of beer could be a fairly safe, but not tasty, substitute.
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