Only observed in mice so far, but the researchers suggest:
The increasing prevalence of C-sections driven by convenience rather than medical necessity may have a previously unsuspected lasting effect on brain development and function in humans, as well
I was born by C-section, though definitely not one of convenience. Perhaps I could have been a SOOPER GENIUS!
The micro-organisms were apparently stimulated by the massive oil spill that began in April, and they degraded the hydrocarbons so efficiently that the plume is now undetectable, said Terry Hazen of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
While I would never encourage people to be cavalier with our home planet. I would like to (again) point out that her ability to adapt and compensate for disasters is *always* underestimated.