'Baby brain' is a real, measurable phenomenon, scientists say

'Baby brain' is a real, measurable phenomenon, scientists say

Updated January 15, 2018 01:41:54 Photo: Researchers say “baby brain” is not an old wives’ tale — women do experience cognitive changes during pregnancy. (ABC News, file photo) Related Story: Having babies really does change women’s brains “Baby brain”, the mental fog many women say they experience during pregnancy, is a genuine, measurable phenomenon, an Australian study has found. Key points: “Baby brain” is a real phenomenon, but scientists aren’t sure what causes it Mothers-to-be are most likely to be affected in their last trimester Memory lapses and problems planning…

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Alice in Wonderland sand sculptures provide touch of magic in Blacktown

Alice in Wonderland sand sculptures provide touch of magic in Blacktown

Updated January 14, 2018 12:59:37 Video: Sand sculpture competition attracts attention in Sydney (ABC News) The classic tale of Alice in Wonderland has been brought to life in a series of sand sculptures on display at Blacktown in Sydney’s west. And the smiles were as wide as the Cheshire Cat as the crowds flocked to see the works of art. The large-scale scenes of some of Alice’s most memorable moments, including the Mad Hatter’s Tea party, have been created using more than 250 tonnes of sand delivered to the site…

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How flowering plants conquered the world

How flowering plants conquered the world

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Angiosperms produce flowers and fruits, which contain their seeds.Scientists think they have the answer to a puzzle that baffled even Charles Darwin: How flowers evolved and spread to become the dominant plants on Earth. Flowering plants, or angiosperms, make up about 90% of all living plant species, including most food crops. In the distant past, they outpaced plants such as conifers and ferns, which predate them, but how they did this has has been a mystery. New research suggests it is down to genome size…

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Mario Testino, Bruce Weber accused of sexual misconduct

Mario Testino, Bruce Weber accused of sexual misconduct

DOZENS of male models have alleged they were sexually exploited by Bruce Weber and Mario Testino, two of the biggest names in fashion photography. A New York Times investigation alleges that Weber — known for his celebrity portraits and Calvin Klein ads — subjected 15 current and former male models to unnecessary nudity and coercive sexual behaviour, often during photo shoots. Testino, who famously photographed a radiant Princess Diana in the last official portraits before her tragic death, subjected 13 male assistants to “sexual advances” including groping and masturbation. Camera…

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Swiss racer wins world's longest downhill in Wengen

Swiss racer wins world's longest downhill in Wengen

The world champion streaked down the famous Lauberhorn track, one of the classic courses at 4.27 kilometers, to edge out multiple Olympic medalist Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway. The 30-year-old Feuz was first to ski and clocked two minutes 26.5 seconds on the celebrated course overlooked by Alpine giants the Eiger, the Monch and the Jungfrau. Svindal, 35, went down third and finished 0.18 seconds back after a cavalier run that had him brushing the safety netting on the exit from the Bruckli S section. Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer…

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