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NPR.org » Folic Acid For Pregnant Mothers Cuts Kids’ Autism Risk

The link between folic acid and autism risk is especially striking because the supplement is so cheap and easy to get, Lipkin says. “The notion that a very simple, nontoxic food supplement could reduce your risk is profound,” he says.There … Continue reading

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CogSci Librarian: Scents & Sleep

The New York Times article Study Uncovers Memory Aid: A Scent During Sleep says that smells may help us remember things better. They quote a study recently published in Science: “The smell of roses — delivered to people’s nostrils as … Continue reading

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f.lux makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day

f.lux: software to make your life better. This software is available for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux and iPhone/iPad. “Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great … Continue reading

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Is it true a vegetable’s skin is the most nutritious part? | Human World | EarthSky

Is it true a vegetable’s skin is the most nutritious part? | Human World | EarthSky. “No, it’s not. Some older scientific studies showed that a potato skin, for example, was higher in mineral nutrients – but this result was … Continue reading

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The Best Birth Control In The World Is For Men

The Best Birth Control In The World Is For Men. “With one little injection, this non-toxic jelly will sit there for 10+ years without you having to do anything else to not have babies. Set it and forget it. Oh, … Continue reading

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A professor from ITU uploads her programming lectures to YouTube

Free programming lessons! More on her channel of course.

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How to add languages to gedit on Mac OSX

Just now, I needed to have a quick look at an ActionScript file. I use gedit for viewing text and code files on Mac OSX, but to my surprise, there was no highlighting mode available for ActionScript. Here’s how I … Continue reading

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