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The Project's Waleed Aly praised for unity message in the wake of Paris attacks

"They want countries like ours to reject their Muslims and vilify them."<p>Calling the organisation "weak", he said, "What we don't know yet is if the …

Black holes: We explode six myths to prevent you from getting sucked in - Science News - ABC News

Black holes are the stuff of science and sci-fi and the line between fact and fiction can often be blurred. So, here are some common black hole myths …

Hallucinations are the brain trying to make sense - Futurity

Try it: A quick test shows how hallucinations emerge from efforts to make sense of the world. In fact, "altered perceptual experiences" aren't rare …

The Brain

Ultrasound may heal chronic wounds, suggests study

<b>A blast of ultrasound can help stubborn chronic wounds heal more quickly, a study suggests.</b><p>Tests on animals, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, showed healing times could be cut by nearly a third.<p>Experts said the early results were "quite impressive" but needed to be tested on …

University of London

Back-to-School: The Best Predictor of Your Child Doing Well in School

This month parents all over America are busy preparing their children to go back to school, but one task that's probably not on anyone's to-do list is lowering mom and dad's stress level. And yet alleviating stress at home is one of the most important factors for increasing the odds of a child …

Parenting

Leap Motion hack using Oculus Rift offers augmented reality computing interface

Although the Leap Motion gesture controller has been on the market for several years, it still hasn't caught on with mainstream computer users. …

Three days in a refuge

Inside a safe haven from domestic violence.<p>"I told him we were going to the library, I took Georgia's bottle and the library books and we never came …

Treating the Bipolar Child

<b>How to Help Your Young One</b><p>If you suspect that your child has bipolar disorder, you may be feeling confused, helpless, and overwhelmed. You may be …

University production line is a road to nowhere

An uncomfortable truth is that even with the best teachers, not all of these people will go on to finish their courses. And it is unfair, even cruel, …

29 Chorizo Recipes Because It Makes Everything Taste Better

We love chorizo, and these 29 recipes prove it.<p><b>Chorizo might have to be a favorite</b> when it comes to cured meats if we were forced to choose. Here are all of our favorite chorizo recipes.

Cooking

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

5 Secrets to Mastering Conflict | Inc.com

Between the two of us, Joseph Grenny (bio below) and I have spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding is that your ability to handle moments of conflict has a massive impact on your success.<p>How you handle conflict determines the amount of trust, respect, and …

Emotional Intelligence

Australia's suicide rate could be halved in five years with European approach, researchers say

Strategies that have helped to reduce suicide by 30 per cent in Europe could halve the number of Australians taking their lives if employed here, …

Teens talk suicide, mental health and pressures of growing up in social media age

Judy McDonald almost gave up teaching after one of her students took their own life three years ago.<p>Ms McDonald said the loss deeply affected her, …

4 Things a Child Therapist Thinks Every Parent Should Know

Children’s behavior can seem disordered when it’s really normal. To find the difference between normal and abnormal, a child therapist will ask: Are …

‘Inside Out’ Movie Reflects the Realities and Fantasies of Neuroscience

"Inside Out" is more than just the latest animated movie from Pixar — the makers of "Toy Story," "Up," "Finding Nemo" and more. It's also a kid-friendly introduction to real-life neuroscience.<p>Eric Chudler, who's the executive director of the University of Washington's Center for Sensorimotor Neural …

Neuroscience

'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 …

Robert Downey Jr.

I'm 15 and there's a simple reason I'm not on social media

Unwired: Keira Baker says there are many upsides to not being a "screenager". <i>Photo: Nic Walker</i><p>The physio digs her thumbs into the crook of my …

A New Oculus Rift Challenger Approaches -- Say Hello To The 5K Ultrawide StarVR Headset

There’s a strong chance that when I mention the name “Starbreeze,” you’re drawing a blank. Some of you will associate the developer with games like <i>Payday</i> and <i>Chronicles of Riddick</i>. I’m willing to bet <b>none</b> of you would peg them as a studio with the resources and, frankly, the cajones to design a …

Virtual Reality

CRYENGINE adds support for Oculus Rift, Linux and Android TV

Some of you may not have heard about Crytek before, but their engine powers some of your favorite gaming titles (including huge ones like Crysis and Far Cry). They literally changed the game and now they are going to expand their horizon by empowering developers to reach new platforms.<p>With …

Virtual Reality