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2014-03-26 16:08:03

Decreased exposure to air pollution in utero is linked with improved childhood developmental scores and higher levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a key protein for brain development.

2011-02-10 14:57:37

When the EPA phased out the widespread residential use of chlorpyrifos and other organophosphorus (OP) insecticides in 2000-2001 because of risks to child neurodevelopment, these compounds were largely replaced with pyrethroid insecticides.

2009-03-09 12:44:14

A Montana firefighter defeated 1,555 of his colleagues and set a new record in a stair-climbing race to the top of Seattle's Columbia Center. Kory Burgess, 27, climbed 69 floors worth of stairs Sunday at the 18th annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in 10 minutes and 55 seconds, beating the previous record of 11:08, The Seattle Times reported Monday. Georgia Sanz Daniels, of Graham Fire and Rescue in Pierce County, Wash., was the top female competitor for the 11th time in 12 years, finishing...

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.