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Landmark Study Identifies Key Brain Difference In Autism

Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have identified, for the first time, a link between the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and symptoms of autism -- a finding that may pave the way for new methods of treating and diagnosing the disorder.<p>“This is the first connection in humans between a …

Autism

Researchers herald a game-changer in cancer treatment

Toronto researchers were able to turn off thousands of genes one by one to pinpoint the cancer-causing ones—and overhaul the way science is …

Genetics

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

How Science Has Been Abused to Promote Racism

Tim Crowe, <i>University of Cape Town</i><p>Race in human taxonomy -- the science of classifying organisms -- has a long, disgraceful history.<p>Individuals have used race to divide and denigrate certain people while promoting their claims of superiority. Some of these individuals were, and are, respected in …

Anthropology

Robot revolution sweeps China's factory floors

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — In China's factories, the robots are rising.<p>For decades, manufacturers employed waves of young migrant workers from China's countryside to work at countless factories in coastal provinces, churning out cheap toys, clothing and electronics that helped power the country's …

China

8 things all great students have in common

Fewer people remember great <i>schools</i>.<p>Sir Ken Robinson — a 30-year veteran of the education industry who has taught in classrooms, worked alongside governments, and researched educational theory worldwide — finds this troubling.<p>In April, Robinson released a new book called "Creative Schools: The …

Civil Rights

Can internet access keep local government honest? - Futurity

When citizens lack internet access, county governments may not make enough information available to the public—and that lack of transparency erodes …

Scientists say chronic stress can actually change your brain

New research highlights some serious neurological consequences of burnout, or a state of chronic stress that leads to exhaustion, detachment, and feelings of ineffectiveness.<p>According to the study, led by Armita Golkar, Ph.D., at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and cited by the Association for …

The Brain

Digital Government Is The New Social Network

Stephen Goldsmith Contributor<p>Stephen Goldsmith is a professor at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and is a member of the Advisory Board at Socrata. Formerly he served as mayor of Indianapolis and deputy mayor of New York City for Operations.<p>Recently, New York and Chicago, each a …

eGovernment

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates write a long to-do list and prioritize items as A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and productivity, I’ve interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I always ask them …

Time Management

A Scary Similarity Between The Greek And Chinese Economy

China is the world’s second largest economy, still growing by leaps and bounds and plenty of foreign currency reserves. Greece is a tiny economy floundering in the swamp of depression, barely holding in the Eurozone.<p>But the two economies have one thing in common: From the late 1970s to this day, …

Economics

Microsoft may just reinvent personal computing

The best known VR company, Oculus VR, which was acquired by Facebook last year, will finally launch its Oculus Rift headset in 2016.<p>Competitors like Sony's Project Morpheus won't be far behind.<p>Despite the promise of VR, I'm far more excited about Microsoft's HoloLens, an augmented reality headset …

Augmented Reality

10 Startup Practices That Usually Lead to Disaster

Starting a new business is a serious undertaking. Yet many aspiring entrepreneurs I know approach it as a fun project, get-rich quick scheme, or perhaps an expensive hobby. Others quit their day jobs and commit everything to their new passion, without regard for their own well-being, or the welfare …

Small Business

16 charts that illustrate America's global dominance

To celebrate America's Independence Day, we've put together several charts that show why, despite all of its problems, this US is the most dominant country on this planet.<p><i>Rob Wile contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Markets

'Bank of Apple' Moves Closer With New Patent To Kill PayPal, Square

Apple has quietly filed for a new patent which details a person-to-person money transmission method which could potentially grab market share from PayPal and Square, and hit the already beleaguered banking sector struggling to keep up with FinTech.<p>Apple is already banking on consumers using the …

Apple Pay

How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years — NOVA Next

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein had only just published his revolutionary new theory of gravity, atomic nuclei were entirely mysterious, and …

How to set up your money to build wealth as you sleep

Ramit Sethi, author of "I Will Teach You To Be Rich," writes that setting up an automatic system for savings and bill-paying "will let you focus on the fun parts of life. No more worrying about whether you paid that bill or if you're going to overdraft again."<p>You can do this in two steps:<p>Compile a …

Personal Finance

How Amazon Handholds India's Small Traders Into Digital Selling

India’s trading millions are not the sophisticated sellers of the West, and many have never sold outside their neighborhoods. To ease their transition into the digital economy, Amazon offers varying degrees of handholding.<p>Its EasyShip, for instance, steps in to take over complete logistics support …

Trading

If you want Ratan Tata to invest in your start-up, just ask him! Your wish might just get answered!

Ratan Tata’s investment in fashion portal for women's wear- Kaaryah- has highlighted how business tycoons are showing keen interest in start-ups and …

Computer independently solves 120-year-old biological mystery

For the first time ever a computer has managed to develop a new scientific theory using only its artificial intelligence, and with no help from human …

Biology

Understanding the new militants of Pakistan

To many, Tahir, Saad, Azfar and Nasir may appear new militant characters. But, profiles and ambitions of similar characters have been highlighted …

The death of Urdu, the new illiterate

Back in my screenwriting days at Burka Avenger (when it hadn’t yet gone public), we used to have these long-winded meetings where we would discuss …

Are Pakistan's 'legitimate' degrees any better?

An investigation into a fake degree business in Pakistan is currently ongoing. This is a good time to take up the side-topic and ask ourselves some …

Balochistan solution

PAKISTAN’S fractious politics and the push and pull of civil-military ties have made the ‘all-party conference’ a go-to mechanism to demonstrate that …

6 Horrible Excuses for Not Chasing Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you have dreams that keep getting pushed to the side, and every time they are revisited you make another excuse as to why it’s not the right time to chase them? Successful entrepreneurs all have one thing in common -- they pushed the …

Entrepreneurship

The future of Britain? floating cities and high-rise farms

Engineers and futurologists claim the Moon and Mars spaceports and 3D printed houses will be common within 100 years<p>Super-deep six storey basements, floating cities and high-rise farms will be commonplace in Britain within 100 years, engineers and architects have claimed.<p>The next century will see …