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2010-02-25 14:07:53

Stress Hormone in Womb Predicts Poorer Cognitive Development, but Loving Care Can "Undo" It A mother's nurture may provide powerful protection against risks her baby faces in the womb, according to a new article published online today in the journal Biological Psychiatry. The research shows that fetuses exposed to high levels of stress hormone "“ shown to be a harbinger for babies' poor cognitive development "“ can escape this fate if their mothers provide them sensitive care...

2008-09-29 18:00:28

By Emily Van Cleve For the Journal There's no doubt in the mind of Santa Fe Pro Musica's artistic director Thomas O'Connor that George Frideric Handel was the greatest English composer of the Baroque era. To put Handel's music in context from the perspective of where it came from and how it influenced subsequent composers, Santa Fe Pro Musica has put together two concerts that celebrate Handel's predecessors and his legacy. "Handel Celebration: English Song" features music by late-16th-...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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