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New Understanding and Hope for Children on the Autism Spectrum: Part 2

<b>Three More Things You Can Do to Help Your Child With ASD</b><p>In the previous article, Part 1, we discussed the importance of shifting from "fixing" to "connecting" when trying to help the child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ways to begin doing so. We also discussed that the brain is an …

Autism

7 Ways To Learn a Foreign Language (Backed by Science)

I was raised bilingual and started learning a third language when I was about three years old, which means I am really fluent in three languages as …

The tree of life: with Darwin from Genesis to genomics

Last week a team of scientists published a new “tree of life” in the journal Nature Microbiology. The evolutionary diagram, representing the interconnected family history of all life forms, deviates from earlier ones by granting significantly more space to bacteria, while eukaryotes – including …

Biology

How this Scottish newspaper covered Kanye West's visit to Skye is just hilarious

Props to the <i>West Highland Free Press</i> who wrote up <i>Kanye West</i>‘s visit to local island with amusing indifference:<p><b>American man visits Skye…</b><p>An American …

British Humour

The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over The Next Decade -- Genomics, Nanotechnology and Robotics

Many people take it as an article of faith that technology is changing the world, but in his new book, <i>The Rise and Fall of American Growth</i>, economist Robert Gordon says otherwise. He points out—accurately—that productivity, which surged between 1920 and 1970, has stalled since then and is likely to …

Nanotech

Why a little bit of clutter on your desk can be a good thing

Not only do our brains have to filter out many of the sights and sounds around us, but the fate of objects that get the cutting-room floor treatment …

Deficiencies in a critical nutrient might enhance the risk for autism

The annual cost associated with ASD in the United States is high - presently estimated to be US$236-$262 billion. If diagnoses continue to grow at the current pace, it will exceed $460 billion by 2025, more than the total cost of diabetes.<p>Scientists still aren't sure what causes ASD, but evidence …

10 Things You Need to Know About The UK Allowing Genetic Modification of Human Embryos

Keep calm and get the facts.<p>A few hours ago, the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) made a landmark decision to grant scientists …

Does Walking Help You Get a Flat Stomach and a Tiny Waist?

Walking can help you lose weight and get a flat stomach. Losing belly fat will improve your health and boost your self-esteem. Two types of fat are …

Exercise

How children's brains develop to make them right or left handed

As children grow older, they tend to favour one hand over the other for certain tasks, particularly for writing or drawing. A child’s “handedness” is …

Mother's smoking during pregnancy affects baby's DNA

Pregnant women now have another reason to quit smoking - a new analysis links it to differences in their babies' DNA that mirror alterations in adult smokers and suggest how smoking might contribute to certain birth defects.<p>Researchers analyzed data on mothers and their newborn children to see how …

Pregnancy

Are you one of the 5% that can find the troll in this picture of frogs?

<b>You’ve seen the panda hiding in the snowmen.</b><p>And you might have even picked out the panda from a maze of Star Wars Storm Troopers.<p>But are you among …

Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

Mental illness is largely caused by social crises such as unemployment or childhood abuse and too much money is spent researching genetic and …

Oh, boy! Baby gives parents a surprise spray during photo shoot

Parents of baby boys can attest that any time you take a diaper off, you better be ready for anything.<p>So when veteran boy parents Farren and Jeff Carlson went to have family photos taken after the birth of their third boy, Pryor, in February, they knew that getting the classic “naked newborn” photo …

Success Comes From Solving Real Problems, Not Chasing Unicorn Fantasies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship has always been one of the great American dreams. For many people it’s about taking an idea and molding it into a business that sets you up for life. This, of course, isn’t in the cards for the vast majority of people who …

This Baby Born With Full Head of Hair Will Make You Freak About the ~Miracle of Life~

Isabelle Kaplan has a bright future as a hair model ahead of her. (And also probably president of the United States because I would totally vote for this baby.)<p>Meet Isabelle Kaplan, a baby who was born with a head of hair that would keep a wig maker in business for years. The little darling weighed …

3tags.org

Finding the egg in a sea of bunnies is a mindbending way to spend your Easter

LONDON — The Hungarian cartoonist who has had us ripping out our hair searching for owls and pandas is back in time for Easter.<p>Gergely Dudás, known …

How To Lose That Last Bit Round Your Middle

Even if you exercise fairly regularly and keep half an eye on what you eat, chances are you can still pinch a decent amount of belly fat between your …

Fitness

What You Need To Know About Life – Paul Miller

Around May time last year I learned something that would change the way I approach things and reduce the amount of stress that I had in my life. It …

Spirituality

Top 10 Home Decor Bloopers and How to Fix Them

Now and then we are all guilty of making mistakes when decorating our home, and there’s nothing to be ashamed of. The important thing is to …

Home Decorating

How To Get Good Grades While Studying Less

Wouldn’t it be awesome to know you could get better grades without having to rack your brains and put your life on hold?<p>I teach some of the most …

Study Skills

Immune system gene leads to schizophrenia clue

From the tangled web of schizophrenia biology, scientists have pulled out one tantalizing thread. Variants of a protein that helps snip connections …

Neuroscience

7 Habits of Highly Resilient People

The most resilient among us make it through the worst of times--and we don't do it by accident. Are some people born a little more resilient than others? Sure. But make no mistake: Building resilience is something anyone can do--and needs to in order to thrive in the face of stress.<p>Regardless of …

Understanding Schizophrenia

Childhood schizophrenia is a severe brain disorder which causes children to interpret reality abnormally. This type of mental condition is …

Why Am I Left-Handed?

If you’re left-handed, it means it is easier for you to use your left hand to do things like writing, brushing your teeth, catching or throwing a …

7 nighttime habits that guarantee a more productive morning

Since most of us work in the morning and afternoon, productivity is often seen as a day strategy. However, your nighttime habits and rituals can have a major impact on how productive you are the next day.<p>Try implementing these habits in your nightly life to guarantee yourself a productive morning:

CRISPR: gene editing is just the beginning

The real power of the biological tool lies in exploring how genomes work.<p>Whenever a paper about CRISPR–Cas9 hits the press, the staff at Addgene …