2010's Most Painfully Obvious Scientific Discoveries

Meth is bad for unborn babies!

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 30, 2010 4:34 PM CST
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(Newser) – This year there were groundbreaking discoveries ... and then there were these gems. LiveScience compiles 10 of the most "duh" scientific findings of the year:

  1. Meth is bad for your unborn child: A shocking study published in The Journal of Neuroscience found that kids born to moms who used meth while pregnant had brain abnormalities that could be worse than those of kids whose moms drank while pregnant.

  1. Bullies target unpopular kids: A study published in the journal Child Development informed us that bullies mess with unpopular kids whose peers are less likely to come to their aid.
  2. Friendless kids are blue: A three-year study of 231 elementary school kids found that kids who had friends were less likely to report depressed feelings than those without.
  3. Guys prefer casual sex to dating more than women do: The journal Sex Roles rocked our world with the finding that when having to choose between traditional dating and casual sex, only 2% of women picked casual sex, compared to 17% of men.
Click for more, including the astonishing conclusion that teens who sit on their butt in front of the TV all day can become fat. And click here for seven more duh findings, several of which involve boobs.

Let's hope he's not discovering something lame...
Let's hope he's not discovering something lame...   (Flickr)
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