Scientists are planning the resurrection of a bird that has been extinct since the 17th century

Scientists are planning the resurrection of a bird that has been extinct since the 17th century

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — No other animal is as inexorably linked to extinction as the dodo, a strange-looking flightless bird that lived on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean until the late 17th century. The … Read more

Babies’ screen time may affect academic success, study says

Babies’ screen time may affect academic success, study says

CNN — Leaving babies to watch tablets and TV may harm their academic performance and emotional well-being later in life, according to a new study. According to the study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Executive functioning skills are mental processes that “allow us to plan, focus our attention, remember instructions, and successfully juggle … Read more

With a finch and a fish, this scientist has changed our understanding of the tree of life

With a finch and a fish, this scientist has changed our understanding of the tree of life

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — In the Galapagos Islands, a ground finch that usually chewed on small, soft seeds was forced to eat harder, larger seeds during a drought. Within a few generations, the bird developed a larger … Read more

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

CNN — Covid-19 has become the eighth most common cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published Monday. Children are dying from Covid-19 significantly less than any other age group — less than 1% of all deaths since the start of the pandemic have been among those under the … Read more

Peshawar, Pakistani mosque: Suspected suicide bombing kills more than 30 people and injures 125

Peshawar, Pakistani mosque: Suspected suicide bombing kills more than 30 people and injures 125

CNN — The deadly blast at a mosque in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday was likely a suicide bombing, authorities said. At least 31 people were killed and 125 injured in the powerful explosion, according to Peshawar deputy commissioner Shafiullah Khan. Rescue operations are now underway at the mosque, which is located on … Read more

Surgeon General says 13 is ‘too early’ to join social media

Surgeon General says 13 is ‘too early’ to join social media

CNN — US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says he believes 13 is too young for kids to be on social media platforms because even though sites allow kids that age to join, kids are still “assessing their identities develop”. Meta, Twitter, and a host of other social media giants currently allow 13-year-olds to join their … Read more

MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgery

MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgery

CNN — YouTube superstar MrBeast is making the world clearer – for at least 1,000 people. The content creator’s latest stunt is paying for cataract removal for 1,000 people who were blind or nearly blind but couldn’t afford the surgery. “We are healing the blindness of a thousand people,” MrBeast — real name Jimmy Donaldson … Read more

Trader Joe’s asked customers to rank their top nine products. There they are

Trader Joe’s asked customers to rank their top nine products.  There they are

New York CNN — Trader Joe’s asked its customers a simple question: If you were to spend the rest of your life on a deserted island, what nine Trader Joe’s products would you take with you? More than 18,000 shoppers responded to the 14th annual survey that ranked the supermarket’s most popular items in nine … Read more

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people undergoing bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to people of a similar weight, people who underwent one of the four types of weight-loss surgery … Read more

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people undergoing bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to people of a similar weight, people who underwent one of the four types of weight-loss surgery … Read more