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Trial shows hope for possible autism drug suramin

The CDC estimates that one in 68 children in the United States are on the autism spectrum and there are currently no FDA-approved treatments.<p>Some of …

85% of Tampons Contain Monsanto's 'Cancer Causing' Glyphosate

Glyphosate, a widely popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization's cancer research arm, was detected in 85 …

How To Stop Taking Things Personally

When people disrespect you or do not treat you well, it is easy to take their behavior personally, to blame yourself and think you have anything to do with someone else’s behavior. Taking things personally is emotionally draining, and an unnecessary, constant reevaluation of your self-esteem. …

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2 Reasons Why the Media Will Drop Coverage of the Capital Gazette Shooting

On Thursday, four journalists and one staff member of the Capital Gazette were murdered in the newspaper’s Annapolis, Maryland, office.<p>While the …

Is It Time to Give Up on a Single Diagnostic Label for Autism?

Five years ago, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) established autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as an umbrella term when it published the fifth …

Why Is Ignorance of Science Acceptable?

Stephen Hawking's final research paper clarifies his idea of a “multiverse”. I think. Published posthumously this week, it explores whether the same …

ed placement for girl with high IQ

The parents of a brilliant teenager who rarely shows up to school are battling St. Louis Park Public Schools over the student’s proper educational …

Losing humanities in education is propelling a deficit of empathy

With devastating cuts disseminating higher education in the past several years, universities are struggling to balance their budgets, often with …

Poor sleep may cause an increase in brain protein linked to Alzheimer’s

A new study shows that sleep deprivation is linked to higher levels of a protein called beta-amyloid—a notorious precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.<p>The study, published (paywall) April 9 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, involved a somewhat unpleasant setup. Researchers had 20 …

Elderly People Can Produce As Many New Neurons As Teens — NOVA Next | PBS

Despite what you might think, older people in their 70s are just as capable of generating new brain cells as teenagers.<p>The human hippocampus creates …

Feeding your gut could be the best-kept secret to sleeping well (when you're supposed to)

You fall asleep but wake up a few hours later, restless and miserable. It’s impossible to nod off again, and you lie there to the wee hours, setting …

Gut microbe drives autoimmunity

A study found that a certain gut microbe can trigger autoimmune disease in mice that are prone to such disease and identified the same microbe in …

Brains Cling to Old Habits When Learning New Tricks

Using a brain-computer interface, scientists are beginning to learn why learning is hard.<p>The hallmark of intelligence is the ability to learn. As …

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A new Monsanto-backed company is on the verge of producing the first fruit made with a blockbuster gene-editing tool that could revolutionize agriculture

In a move aimed at securing a place in the rapidly evolving food technology scene, the agricultural giant Monsanto has invested $125 million in a gene-editing startup called Pairwise.<p>The alliance could tee up Monsanto, long known for its controversial dealings with farmers and its role in …

Alzheimer’s memories could be switched back on with implant

Alzheimer’s sufferers could once again remember the faces of loved ones, or find their way back home, after scientists developed a way to boost memories.<p>In a groundbreaking pilot study, US researchers recorded memories as they were being formed and then later played them back into the brains of 10 …

Why It’s So Hard to #DeleteFacebook

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Here we go again: another …

Maslow's Hierarchy Is the Source of Our Self-Obsession

Whether you know it or not, a powerful cult is recruiting you. Cults display unwarranted admiration for a person or thing, and this one has chosen an …

Reverse engineering consciousness: Is the brain a quantum computer?

The human brain is often described as a powerful computer, a metaphor that leads many experts to fear AI could one day become sentient. But what if developers seeking to create machines that think are barking up the wrong tree?<p>Our minds, according to some, are actually <i>quantum</i> computers. And, if …

Newly discovered metabolic mechanism could be an off-switch for inflammation

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a new metabolic process involved in the immune system's inflammatory processes. The discovery …

Why the sun will soon get dimmer

By 2050, our sun is expected to be unusually cool.<p>It’s what scientists have termed a “grand minimum” — a particularly low point in what is otherwise a steady 11-year cycle.<p>Over this cycle, the sun’s tumultuous heart races and rests.<p>At its high point, the nuclear fusion at the sun’s core forces more …

Scientists Have Discovered How Traumatic Experiences Actually Rewire The Brain

This is why they're so hard to forget.<p>For many people dealing with traumatic memories, cognitive behavioural therapy is the best shot at living an …

Major Neurological Conditions Have More In Common Than We Thought, Study Finds

Different neurological conditions like autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder appear to have more in common than scientists thought they did. A new study finds that they have important similarities at a molecular level.<p>And understanding the molecular basis of those disorders could help in …

Tardigrades — the microscopic, oddly cute toughest animals on Earth — explained

Six facts about the toughest animal on Earth.<p>Paul Bartels gets a rush every time he discovers a new species of tardigrade, the <b>phylum</b> of microscopic animals best known for being both strangely cute and able to survive the <b>vacuum of space</b>.<p>”The first paper I wrote describing a new species, there was a …

Out-of-This-World Diamond-Studded Rock Just Got Even Weirder

A tiny chunk of stone that looks like nothing else ever seen in the solar system might be even weirder than scientists thought.<p>The Hypatia stone was …

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>How does memory work? The further we seem to dive in, the more questions we stumble …

The Fascinating History of Ten Letters That Are No Longer Part of the American English Alphabet

YouTuber Austin McConnell, a man who knows words, humorously explained through animation the fascinating history of ten different letters that are no …

This CEO Reviewed Thousands of LinkedIn Profiles -- Here Are the 5 Updates You Should Make to Yours Now

Treat your LinkedIn profile differently than your resume to make a powerful impression.<p>Think about the attention to detail you put into your resume. You know that it needs to inform and impress. It must radiate competence and respectability. The question is -- should you treat your LinkedIn profile …

11 EXPERTS REVEAL SECRETS OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW

Twenty-six experts from around the world were asked about what most people do not know about the subconscious mind and the answers were …

YouTube mulls 'consequences' for Logan Paul amid dead body controversy

YouTube is considering "further consequences" for a millionaire YouTube star who caused controversy after filming the body of a man who had just killed himself in Japan's Aokigahara forest for his popular vlog.<p>Breaking its silence on the video, which was published on New Year's Day, a spokesman …

Is 'That' Sexual Harassment? How to Tell, Using 'Cooper's 6 Levels.'

Sure, outright groping is obviously prohibited behavior. But what about 'aesthetic appreciation'? Can't a guy compliment a girl anymore?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Combine the impact of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements with the dramatic speeches at Sunday's Golden …