Thousands of Children Got Tested for Lead With Faulty Devices: What Parents Should Know

A company that makes tests for lead poisoning has agreed to resolve criminal charges that it concealed for years a malfunction that resulted in inaccurately low results. While many of the fault-prone devices were used from 2013 to 2017, some were being recalled as late as 2021. The Justice Department said the malfunction produced inaccurate results for “potentially tens of thousands” of children and other patients.

How Memories Are Made – And Preserved

Although working memory has very limited capacity – at any given time, it can accommodate just four to seven pieces of information – it is essential for normal human functioning and represents what Spitzer calls a ‘superpower’.

Why Does It Feel So Cold in the UK Right Now – And When Will It Warm Up?

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It won’t come as a surprise that temperatures have been well below average this week, especially in eastern areas of the UK where they’ve stayed stubbornly in single digits. The atmospheric observatory at the University of Reading indicates the average daily maximum temperature for April so far is 14.4°C – that’s 0.4°C above average.

How to Filter out PFAS and Forever Chemicals From Water


Chemists invented PFAS in the 1930s to make life easier: Nonstick pans, waterproof clothing, grease-resistant food packaging and stain-resistant carpet were all made possible by PFAS. But in recent years, the growing number of health risks found to be connected to these chemicals has become increasingly alarming.

Bolsonaro Supporters Invade the Brazilian Congress

Brasilia – January 8, 2023 – Thousands of the right-wing former president Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters have invaded the Brazilian National Congress building. The manifestation happens one week after the left-wing leader Luiz Inácio Lula da