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Study: Autism signs in babies can be erased

A new pilot study suggests that signs of autism symptoms can be erased if babies begin therapy even before they can toddle.<p>Researchers have long taken the "earlier the better" approach to treatment, but this tiny study – in just seven children – is the first to look at starting therapy in the first …

The 'Rubber Duck' Artist Must Be Stopped

The inflatable spectacles of Florentijn Hofman don't belong in every harbor in the wide world.<p>Tragedy struck London this week: The city is the latest to fall under the influence of Florentijn Hofman.<p>The Dutch artist has just debuted, and I cannot believe I am about to write this word, <i>HippopoThames</i>, …

Pope Francis's Radical Environmentalism

Exploiting the earth "is our sin," the pontiff says.<p>This past weekend, Pope Francis did something that was quietly revolutionary. In a talk at the Italian university of Molise, Francis characterized concerns about the environment as “one of the greatest challenges of our time”—a challenge that is …

Yves Saint Laurent Opens In Select Theaters Today!

Portraying the legendary Yves Saint Laurent, who revolutionized women’s fashion and pioneered ready-to-wear, is a breakout role for Pierre Niney in</i> …

Hear Robert Plant’s Percussive, Droning New Song ‘Rainbow’

Robert Plant has shared the haunting first taste of his upcoming LP, titled <i>lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar</i>. The singer’s new track “Rainbow” – which …

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Cats + Sushi = The Most Awesome Mythical Creatures Ever

From space cats and ceiling cats to the mushroom kitten, and even those precious purritos, the Internet is pretty much overrun with fantastic felines.<p>So, in honor of Garfield's birthday (June 19) and International Sushi Day (June 18), we present to you: Neko-Sushi, also known as Sushi Cats.<p>The …

What would happen if bees went extinct?

It would mean a lot more than fewer stings and breakfast options. Maddie Moate reveals just how much we depend on bees, and how close we are to losing them.<p>Where would we be without bees? As far as important species go, they are top of the list. They are critical pollinators: they pollinate 70 of …

Human hibernation: Secrets behind the big sleep

The extreme survival tricks of hibernating animals… and the occasional human… could help us overcome life-threatening injuries, as Frank Swain discovers.<p>Imagine it: you have been rushed into the emergency room and you are dying. Your injuries are too severe for the surgeons to repair in time. Your …

Is there a hidden code that rules the Universe?

Physicists rely on equations to understand the world, but could the Universe operate more like a computer program instead? Stephen Wolfram thinks so.<p>Mathematics helps us understand the world we live in – physicists have devised equations that attempt to explain everything from the way a ball …

How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

Our public media colleagues over at KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, have a fascinating two-part report on the efforts of schools in the Los Angeles area to address the effects of "toxic stress" on student learning.<p>"As researchers work to solve one of the most persistent problems in public …

Noah Gundersen On World Cafe

Seattle singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen grew up in a strict Christian household with limited access to secular music. Nevertheless, he self-released his first record at 13 and played with his sister in the band The Courage.<p>Now 25, Gundersen came out with a new album, <i>Ledges</i>, earlier this year. He …

After Learning To Loosen Up, Spoon Readies Its Return: The All Songs Interview

We needed a break. But we're all excited about playing again.<p>Spoon's first album in four years is called <i>They Want My Soul.</i> It won't be released until Aug. 5, but frontman Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno recently joined <i>All Songs Considered</i> hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to play some of the …

How to Throw a Chic Southern Soirée

The Atlanta-based Danielle Rollins shares her rules for entertaining.<p>Born in Texas and calling Atlanta home, I can tell you that Southerners love their homes and even more so, they love to invite friends and family over to show them off. ('Fences are to keep animals in, not people out!', as the …

The strange story of the teddy bear and what it reveals | Jon Mooallem

The Ethics of Erasing Bad Memories

Though the emerging possibility of deleting traumatic memories could provide some people relief, the question remains whether it would fundamentally change who they are.<p>Electricity has been used in medical treatments all the way back to 46 C.E. when Scribonius Largus treated the Roman Emperor …

Deborah Gordon: What ants teach us about the brain, cancer and the Internet

The smelly mystery of the human pheromone | Tristram Wyatt

Antibiotics are losing effectiveness in every country, says WHO

Antibiotics are losing their power to fight infections in every country in the world, according to new data from the World Health Organisation – a situation that could have "devastating" consequences for public health. It raises the possibility that once-beaten diseases will re-emerge as global …

Sleep cycles: Why do some people stay up late and others get up early?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><b>Answer by Suzanne Sadedin, Ph.D. in zoology from Monash University:</b><p>Advertisement<p>Your sleep cycle is …