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The Autism Breakthrough Has Brought Hope To Millions -- But Big Challenges Remain

Autism is a condition that exerts a grip on the public imagination like no other. In the social world in which we live, the capacity to read situations and respond appropriately is crucial to successful human interaction. People with autism struggle to acquire this skill.<p>An estimated 600,000 people …

Autism

Now What?

As with my prior post, I am writing this on my own behalf, not as a representative of any organization.<p>I'm still numb from the results of yesterday's election. But I do know one thing. People of good will need to come together and find a way to fight back against the worst of what's to come. I …

United States

Can You Spare A Zeptosecond? Scientists Have Just Measured The Shortest Unit Of Time Ever

A millisecond is a thousandth of a second, and a nanosecond is a billionth of a second, but there’s another measurement of time that makes both of them look slow.<p>Scientists have for the first time been able to measure something in a zeptosecond, or a trillionth of a billionth of a second.<p>Laser …

Quantum Mechanics

6 Graphics To Show To Your Climate-Denying Uncle This Thanksgiving

Trying to have any meaningful discussion about the climate change crisis with someone who rejects mainstream science is a recipe for frustration.<p>And with a president-elect who has said climate change is “bullshit” and a “hoax,” it’s likely many family holiday celebrations this year will include …

Climate Change

2,300 Leading Scientists Send Trump A Clear Warning: We're Watching You

More than 2,300 scientists, including 22 Nobel Prize recipients, have a warning for Donald Trump: Respect science or prepare for a fight.<p>In an open letter Wednesday to the president-elect and Congress, scientists representing all 50 states called on the incoming administration to sufficiently fund …

Clean Technology

Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'

<b>Scientists in California say they have transformed understanding of Parkinson's disease.</b><p>Their animal experiments, published in the journal Cell, suggest the brain disorder may be caused by bacteria living in the gut.<p>The findings could eventually lead to new ways of treating the disease, such as …