Several epidemiological studies in recent years have found low zinc levels among children with autism spectrum disorder. The association is far from air-tight, but it hints at a link between zinc and brain function.
Most areas of California farm country lack information about their groundwater use. Water managers responsible for putting aquifers on the path to sustainability now need to get the data to do the job.
Stanford American historian Caroline Winterer examined thousands of Benjamin Franklin’s letters as part of her research on the 18th century, which she argues was the first age of extensive social networks.