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Van Gogh, mental illness and the price of genius

Tomorrow, March 30, is World Bipolar Day and its aim is "to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders and eliminate social stigma", to quote the …

How To Figure Out Which Of The 8 Types Of Intelligence You Fall Under

Did you know that intelligence can be categorized in eight different ways? Dr. Howard Gardner, a developmental psychologist at Harvard, developed the …

Your entire genome can now be sequenced for $999—and the results sent to your smartphone

The fundamental building blocks of human life can be read in the 3-billion letters of a person’s genome. Starting next month, a startup called Veritas Genetics will reveal your unique code for only $999. You can browse the results in a smartphone app.<p>Veritas Genetics<p>Since 2003, when the first full …

Genetics

Biotech Firms Battle Over Who Owns Genetic Data

Cancer-screening firm Ambry Genetics is giving away anonymized data on 10,000 breast and ovarian cancer patients to researchers.<p>Who owns our genetic heritage? It’s a contentious question in the multi-billion-dollar genetics industry. Scientists now know not only all three billion-plus letters of …

Scientists want to sequence the genomes of all known kakapo

Scientists want to sequence the genomes of all known kakapo, which shouldn't be that hard -- the animal is critically endangered, and it's believed that there are only 125 individuals left. Kakapos are the heaviest and the only flightless parrot species in the world. These rotund, funny-looking …

Genetic Engineering Now Allows Parents to Select the Gender and Eye Color of Their Children

The new season of HBO's Vice will kick off with a close look at gene editing and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.<p>The premier episode of the fourth season of HBO's mini-documentary series <i>Vice</i> will include a segment on genetic engineering that examines what researchers and doctors around the world …

Our (Severely Depressed) Child Was Left Behind

This morning was miraculous. My 10-year-old rose and asked me to take him to breakfast. I immediately threw down the cereal box. <i>Please don't let him change his mind</i>, I thought as I scurried out the door to warm-up the car. The sky looked bluer than any I'd seen in months. Ten minutes later we sat …

Depression

First Successful Gene-Editing in Live Mammals Brings Us Closer to Human Treatments

For the first time ever, scientists have used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to successfully treat a genetic muscle disorder in a living adult mammal. …

Creative people’s brains really do work differently

What makes highly creative people different from the rest of us? In the 1960s, psychologist and creativity researcher Frank X. Barron set about finding out. Barron conducted a series of experiments on some of his generation’s most renowned thinkers in an attempt to isolate the unique spark of …

Creativity

8 Bedtime Routines That Will Help You Turn Sleep Into a Spiritual Practice

When we say we're turning something into a "spiritual practice," it simply means turning our attention away from the physical and toward the mental and emotional. When it comes to sleep, there's much more than meets the eye than just a recurring lapse of consciousness that takes up half of your …

Spirituality

Science says people decide these 13 things within seconds of meeting you

Within moments of meeting you, people decide all sorts of things about you, from status to intelligence to conscientiousness.<p>Career experts say it takes just <i>three seconds</i> for someone to determine whether they like you and want to do business with you.<p>Fortunately, you have some control over the way …

Flickr

4 Mistakes That Are Built into Your Brain

<b>“Cognitive bias is the biggest self-imposed obstacle to progress, not only for oneself but in the end, for all mankind.” ~Unknown</b><p>On a beautiful …

Science Finally Explains Slackers

There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make …

5 Reasons Smart People Have Trouble Accepting Themselves

Let’s talk about five specific struggles that people who are above average in intelligence face.<p>Research suggests that individuals with an IQ of 120 …

Lykoi 'Werewolf Cat' is Taking the Internet by Storm

<i>Learn more about cats:</i><p>Thanks to a natural genetic mutation, a new breed of felines straddles the line between house cat and werewolf -- at least as …

A magical memo from J.K. Rowling: There's a different word for 'muggle' in America

American <i>Harry Potter</i> fans: Prepare for an identity crisis.<p>Author J.K. Rowling has declared that the term "Muggle" — which refers to a non-magical …

How To Beat Long Flight Blues

<i>Follow Travelle on Instagram and Facebook</i><p><i>By Eva Baczynska</i><p>Whether you're traveling for work or fun, being stuck in an airplane for hours en route to your destination can be the least fun part of the trip. There is possibly nothing more boring than sitting still in a small space with nothing to do. …

Carry-on Essentials for Long Flights

<i>By Gloria Atanmo for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>When it comes to long flights and even longer layovers, let's be honest, it SUCKS. There are few things in life I really hate, and long flights is right up there with diarrhea and Donald Trump (arguably synonymous, but I digress).<p>As a full-time …

Air Travel

Worms (And Germs) May Be The Answer To Preventing Allergies

Researchers have found helminths and gut bacteria work together to prevent allergies<p>For more than half a century, the focus of an allergic response has been the antibody, Immunoglobulin E (IgE). Upon identification of an allergen, IgE sends signals to the rest of the immune system leading to …

Immune System

Does birth order have an effect on IQ?

First-borns are responsible, middle children are people pleasers and the youngest are attention seekers, we often hear. But scientists have failed to …

Here's what humanity may be like in 1,000 years

And the technology we build is progressing at a blistering pace. And that pace keeps picking up.<p>Things like flying cars, sophisticated artificial intelligence, and quantum computers may emerge from science fiction into reality in less time than we think.<p>Now ASAP Science has partnered with National …

Singularity