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Mice pass on brain benefits of enriched upbringing to offspring

30 days ago   |   By Science Daily

Mice growing up in a basic cage maintain lifelong visual cortex plasticity if their parents were raised in an environment that promoted social interaction and physical and mental stimulation, according to a multigenerational study. The research suggests life experience may be transmitted from one generation to the next through a combination of changes in gene expression and parental caretaking behavior.
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Coast Guard officer accused of stockpiling weapons for planned attack

Coast Guard officer accused of stockpiling weapons for planned attack

Federal agents arrested a self-proclaimed white nationalist and lieutenant in the Coast Guard on gun and drug charges, accusing him of plotting a massive domestic terror attack... Read more ...

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett accused of filing false police report

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett accused of filing false police report

Jussie Smollett is accused of filing a false police report, a felony, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Read more ...

New York Times responds to Trump's attack: 'It's not just false, it's dangerous'

New York Times responds to Trump's attack: 'It's not just false, it's dangerous'

The New York Times publisher recently spoke with President Trump about this very issue during an Oval Office interview, who responded by claiming that he thinks he is a great... Read more ...

Father dies trying to save two of his children trapped in house fire, family...

Father dies trying to save two of his children trapped in house fire, family says

The father of three brought his 9-year-old son to safety before going back into a burning home to find his older children, a family member said. Read more ...

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett accused of filing false police report

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett accused of filing false police report

Jussie Smollett is accused of filing a false police report, a felony, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Read more ...

Justice Department preparing for Mueller report as early as next week

Justice Department preparing for Mueller report as early as next week

The Justice Department preparations are the clearest indication yet that Mueller is nearly done with his almost two-year investigation. Read more ...

Officer says he followed ‘the trail of soda' to catch man who stole...

Officer says he followed ‘the trail of soda' to catch man who stole 18-wheeler Pepsi truck

Police said it wasn't difficult to track down the 45-year-old suspect. Read more ...

ACLU threatens to sue district after awards for 'Big Booty,' other physical...

ACLU threatens to sue district after awards for 'Big Booty,' other physical traits given to cheerleaders

The awards, allegedly handed out during a banquet attended by about 150 people, poked fun at cheerleaders' bodies. Read more ...

'Lava waterfall' reappears at Yosemite National Park

'Lava waterfall' reappears at Yosemite National Park

Photographers in Yosemite National Park encountered the natural phenomenon known as "firefall" where lava appears to be flowing over a cliff at sunset. Read more ...

Putin warns new Russian weapons will target US if it deploys missiles to Europe

Putin warns new Russian weapons will target US if it deploys missiles to Europe

President Vladimir Putin says Russia will target new weapons at the United States should it deploy new intermediate-range missiles in Europe following Washington's withdrawal... Read more ...