Paracetamol is a commonly used drug, and ADHD is the most common mental disorder, so researchers have been suspecting a connection. But careful use of paracetamol during pregnancy can be more than just safe: A new study shows that when pregnant women use only a little paracetamol, they give birth to fewer children with ADHD.
Two statisticians at the University of Oslo have blown a hole in Steven Pinker's famous theory that the Long Peace dates from 1945 onwards. But Pinker is excited about the new calculations, which suggest that this more peaceful period instead began in 1965 – during the Vietnam War.
The world's smallest fish lives like a larvae throughout its whole life. But the really strange discovery is that the "baby carp" has a genome lacking a lot of important bits.