Urban infants who spend their first year of life around microbes like those found on farms are less likely to develop asthma.
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A bacterial “probiotic” may enhance athletic performance. But it’s a long way from being ready for use in humans.
At the core of quantum computing is the qubit. The best ones have a few defining traits, and scientists are looking to everything from lasers to Russian diamonds to help refine the best qubits for the next generation of quantum computing.
The famous desert geoglyphs appear to show birds that occur in Peru’s forests and coastal areas.
Altruism is alive and well. So is the desire to protect one’s self-image.
Accelerating ice melt in the Himalayas may imperil up to a billion people in South Asia who rely on glacier runoff for drinking water and more.
Around the world, aging and inadequate water systems are a huge public health problem. Now, researchers are using artificial intelligence to help conserve and monitor the quality of drinking water.
Wolves lack the facial muscles required to raise their eyebrows—a feature that makes dogs especially endearing to people.