According to the study, published in the April issue of the journal American Sociological Review, women who breast-feed for longer than six months see a steeper decline in their earnings in the first year of baby's life than women who breast-feed for a shorter period or who formula-feed. The earnings gap persists for at least five years after the baby is born. … [Read more...] about Hidden Cost of Breast-Feeding Revealed
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The findings rely on skeletal aging and a comparison of objects placed in graves of individuals of different ages. As time passed in the small farming hamlets of lower Austria, researchers reported online July 15 in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology, older men began to be buried with copper axes, a privilege not granted to younger men. That might indicate that in some ancient societies, the elders were in charge, said study researcher Jo Appleby, a research fellow in archaeology and anthropology at the University of Cambridge. … [Read more...] about Ancient Graves Reveal When Elderly Gained Power
Deluded isn't quite the word, because if you're surrounded by a group of sycophants who tell you what you want to hear, not what you need to hear, you can be in touch with reality by psychological tests but quite out of touch with reality politically. With Saddam Hussein, this was particularly true—where to provide criticism of him was either to lose your job or lose your life. Everyone was constantly praising him and his brilliance, and he was spared wise council. … [Read more...] about Is Qadhafi Self-Delusional?
Significance For the past decade, the cold flow model has been a controversial alternative to the standard model of galaxy formation. That latter model holds that galaxies form as a result of dark matter halos collapsing, pulling ordinary matter gas with them. But as the ordinary gas collapses, it heats up from friction and would then take a very long time for it to cool down enough to form stars. This model began to run into problems in the late '90s, when a population of galaxies was discovered that had very high star formation rates less than two billion years after the Big Bang—not much time for matter to cool down. … [Read more...] about “Smoking-gun evidence” of galaxies forming from a cold flow
"We do have evidence that suggests that the lacking tail is due to an epigenetic defect (that affects gene expression rather than the genes themselves), and we believe it is not related to the genetic modification of the calf, but this must be backed up by more results," Wagner said. … [Read more...] about Holy Cow! ‘Daisy’ Makes Hypoallergenic Milk