Lisa Brizuela

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Study narrows down genetic suspects in autism

Researchers have narrowed down the list of genes implicated in autism spectrum disorder, and they appear to point toward a part of the brain that has largely been overlooked.<p>Most research into the genetic roots of autism, a highly heritable disorder that affects about 1 in 68 children, starts with …

Autism

The Top 10 Science Stories of 2014

This year brought us comet landings, disease outbreaks, new dinosaurs, and cyberterrorism. Here are the most important science stories of 2014.

Space

Pets bring kids with autism out of their shells - Futurity

Pet dogs are known to improve the social skills of children with autism, but new research shows that any pet—even a spider—can offer the same …

Food Psychology: How To Trick Your Palate Into A Tastier Meal

What makes the perfect meal?<p>Most of us might envision a specific dish, or a certain ingredient — a fine steak cooked medium-rare, grandma's chicken curry or mom's hearty ratatouille.<p>Charles Spence thinks about the food, for sure. But he also thinks about everything else: the color and size of the …

Antisocial Medicine

One of the biggest surprises to come out of microbiology in recent years is that bacteria have a social life. Rather than existing as lonely, autonomous creatures, bacteria live in communities, in which they cooperate, compete, and communicate. In the January issue of <i>Scientific American</i>, I have a …

Biology

The Best DIY Projects Of 2014

From hacked beer cans to drivable fish tanks, these are the coolest, craziest projects of the year<p>Makers enjoyed a particularly fruitful year in 2014. They created projects ranging from the simple to the complex, the small to the large, and the useful to the bat$&*t crazy. In celebration of that …

Contact Lens Sees Eye Disease Before It Strikes

Early warning system is a sight for sore eyes<p>Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, affecting some 60 million people worldwide. It’s also highly treatable, if caught early. The disease typically occurs when fluid pressure inside the eye rises, choking the optic nerve and causing irreparable …

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The Ideas And Breakthroughs That Will Shape The World In 2015

From Ebola to virtual reality, here's what the year has in store for science<p>In 2015, advances in science and engineering will once again shape the world in profound ways. Here are the most important.<p>Wind Power Moves Offshore<p>Ebola Drugs Reach West Africa<p>Ultrafast Data Transfer Speeds Up …

Another Reactor Closes, Punctuating New Reality for U.S. Nuclear Power

As Vermont Yankee shuts down, the U.S. has yet to address industry issues that span decades.<p><b>As another nuclear power plant closed this week, the United States faced a dwindling fleet of aging reactors, few new projects, and the challenge of safely mothballing radioactive fuel for decades.</b><p>Almost all …

Nuclear Energy

Science scores major victory in fight against antibiotic resistance

A new test could slash the wait time for diagnoses and eliminate ineffective prescriptions<p>Antibiotic resistance, which transforms ordinary microbes into menaces that cannot be easily controlled, is exacting a growing toll on the human population. More than two million people in the U.S. develop …

Books of the year 2014

The twenty-three books this scientist read this year, offered as a guide to the interested and the wary<p>It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in …

These fanged frogs give birth to live babies - Futurity

A newly discovered species of fanged frog does what no other frog is able to do—give birth to live tadpoles instead of laying eggs.

Crash victim given donor leg bones in landmark operation

Stu Jotham will become the first person in Britain to have such extensive bone replacement surgery<p>A motorcyclist who lost part of his leg in a road accident will become the first person in Britain to have his limb rebuilt using donor bones.<p>Stu Jotham, 29, was thrown from his motorbike in 2011 and …

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

Archaeology

I Heart My National Park: Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

National Parks

Human heart beats using nearly billion-year-old molecular mechanism

(Phys.org) —We humans have been around for about 2.5 million years, but the beating of our hearts is controlled by something much older than <i>Homo</i> …