Apr

30

2019
Is Buying A House Overrated?

Is Buying A House Overrated?

The Nobel laureate who co-created the way our nation measures home prices says that over the long run, they don’t increase much. And when they do, it can mean a bubble. Are we in one now? (Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)


Apr

30

2019
Even In The Robot Age, Manufacturers Need The Human Touch

Even In The Robot Age, Manufacturers Need The Human Touch

At modern auto plants, some tasks, like welding together a car’s body, are entirely automated. But other essential jobs, including major portions of final assembly, are still best left to people. (Image credit: Camila Domonoske/NPR)


Apr

27

2019
Placental function linked to brain injuries associated with autism

Placental function linked to brain injuries associated with autism

Allopregnanolone, a hormone made by the placenta late in pregnancy, is such a potent neurosteroid that disrupting its steady supply to the developing fetus can leave it vulnerable to brain injuries associated with autism spectrum disorder, according to new research.



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