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This app can spot signs of autism in children as young as 18 months old

Toddlers who see something amusing usually smile and look at their parents to share the experience. If a child takes too long to react, that could be …

Autism

Here Are Some Joyously Random Facts About Every Country in the World [Updated]

If you’re a map nerd or a history buff or someone who likes to travel or just a person who enjoys learning new things, the latest video from Wendover …

This sperm test via smartphone proves there's an app for everything

Fertility clinics probably aren’t the most comfortable places to “extract” sperm. I haven’t had the pleasure, but being handed a receptacle and led into a room with visual aids and hearing that door close behind you has to be a bit awkward. More awkward is the thought that everyone outside this …

Budget European city breaks: Cut-price alternatives to Paris, London, Amsterdam and more

The majority of Europe’s most popular city break destinations are also the most expensive. Yet, there are ways to get a similar weekend away at a …

Pamela Anderson on Her Radical Style Makeunder

When we speak of Pamela Anderson’s recent style shift, we’re really speaking of a <i>makeunder</i>, aren’t we? After all, the 49-year-old former <i>Baywatch</i> star and PETA activist made a name for herself in the ’90s for being a maximalist—a larger-than-life persona whose ample physical dimensions were offset …

Why Theoretical Physicist Sylvester James Gates Sees No Conflict Between Science and Religion

An active proponent of education, diversity and communication, Sylvester James Gates is known for both his research in theoretical physics and his …

The Most Risqué Sculptures You've Ever Seen

Two female artists are bringing feminist content to clay.<p>Instead of playing the role of gracious hostess at a dinner party, Chris Antemann's women give their guests side-eye and prance around set tabletops. Rather than celebrate motherhood with unbridled enthusiasm, they express profound …

Here's What the Kardashian-Jenner Sisters Really Eat Everyday

It's basically opposites day.<p>In a recent blog post on her website Khloe Kardashian revealed what all her sisters eat in a day, and it turns out they're all pretty ~intense~, just in different ways! She titled the post, "My Sisters' Diets Are Cray," and she is right. They are cray.<p>"We all have such …

You are surprisingly likely to have a living doppelganger

What are the chances of finding your exact lookalike? BBC Future investigates.<p>It’s on your passport. It’s how criminals are identified in a line-up. It’s how you’re recognised by old friends on the street, even after years apart. Your face: it’s so tangled up with your identity, soon it may be all …

Al Gore

The coolest thing to do for $20 in every state in the US

A few years ago, $20 seemed like a lot of money. However, these days, $20 can feel like nothing at all. You might spend $20 on your monthly gym membership or a movie ticket, sans popcorn.<p>Luckily, there are still some things to do in the U.S. for $20 or less; you just need to know where to go. Here …

National Parks

Retire for Half the Cost in These 5 Countries

If you're getting close to retirement, but you're planning on working an extra couple of years because you just "don't have the money," think again. …

Travelers, here's every state's dirty little secret, including (blush) ours

Foursquare knows all your dirty little secrets, something every traveler ought to know too before setting a toe into another state. Yep, the local search mobile app claims to have mined data and found the most prevalent vices in each U.S. state that travelers can sample as they make their way …

Go Inside Marilyn Monroe's Upper East Side Apartment

You can even rent it—for $27,500 a month.<p>Marilyn Monroe is usually associated with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's Golden Era, but when she wasn't on the West Coast, the iconic actress spent a great deal of time in New York City (she <i>was</i> married to a Yankee, after all). Whenever Monroe touched …

#TheLIST: '80s Beauty Icons

See the most glamorous girls of the decade.<p>Big hair, bright colors and bold personalities ruled the Eighties. Here, the stars who gave us our best lessons in feathered waves, supermodel contouring and lipliner.

Autism: how unorthodox treatments can exploit the vulnerable

A diagnosis of autism can make it tempting to turn to alternative treatments. But weighing up the scientific evidence is crucial - and potentially life-saving<p>As a rule of thumb, the more desperate and vulnerable you are the easier you are to exploit, with anything from financial advice to lifestyle …

Autism

40 incredible restaurants you should eat at in your lifetime

Some restaurants offer delicious food, incredible views, and an amazing atmosphere — and people travel around the world just to eat at them.<p>From a snow village in Finland to an underwater restaurant in the Maldives to the best restaurant in the world on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, here …

Hospitality

14 Ways to Style a Denim Dress

What oh <i>what</i> would we do if we didn’t have bloggers by our side to guide our every sartorial move? Thankfully, we won’t have to find out anytime soon. And if our latest infatuation with denim dresses is any indication, then we’ll be stalking all of our fave blogs for unlimited outfit inspo on the …

Clothing

How same-sex marriage could ruin civilisation

In the wake of the US supreme court ruling that legalised same-sex marriage throughout America, many commenters and objectors have claimed it will have disastrous consequences. But rather than just dismissing them as irrational bitterness, it’s important to consider the genuine scientific basis for …

Same-sex Marriage

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

National Parks

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

Imperial College London

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Woman comes face to face with her dead brother's transplanted face

Severely disfigured in a shooting accident, Richard Norris, 39, given the face of Joshua Aversano, who died aged 21 after being run over<p>A woman has met the man who received the face of her dead brother in a groundbreaking transplant.<p>Rebekah Aversano saw – and touched – the transplanted face for the …

Immune System

Hello Sailor: The High Seas Hit the Catwalk

For nearly 250 years, sailors and seafaring has influenced fashion designers, from duffel coats to the striped fisherman’s top, the pea coat, and the …

16 Most Beautiful Towns in the World

We love towns that are long on charm, personality, and photo ops, and we combed the globe to find the best! From a hilltop in the French Riviera to a …