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Twisting Towers Named Winning Design to Build Australia’s Tallest Building

Twisting twin towers known as the Green Spine will grace the Melbourne skyline, as UNStudio and Cox Architecture were named winners of the $1.4 billion Southbank by Beulah competition. Beating out five other shortlisted entries by top firms around the world, including MAD, BIG, OMA, and MVRDV, the …

Skyscrapers

Alternative Treatments for Autism

The secretin story holds an important lesson that extends far beyond autism.

Autism

You Won't Be Able to Stop Smiling at These Parents' Colorful Autism Awareness Tattoos

Autism awareness comes in many forms, with both parents and kids fighting the stigmas and educating others about the spectrum disorder through telling stories, sharing experiences, and offering information. For some parents, though, autism awareness is something they choose to keep close to their …

Body Art

Teens with autism learn to code, design apps

While the impact of technology on teens has its pros and cons in terms of social media bullying and video game violence, the educational and social benefits for those on the autism spectrum are unprecedented.<p>“Things in an abstract aren’t good for them [kids on the autism spectrum],” Beth Rosenberg, …

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

Autistic people at greater risk of becoming homeless – new research

Tony had lived on the streets for 45 years, and in recent years had become increasingly physically unwell. Despite this he refused all offers of …

High Schooler With Down Syndrome Crushes It, Earns Diploma

3:55 PM 05/30/2018<p>A student with Down syndrome graduated with an impressive GPA Thursday after excelling in her school’s general education program, …

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

14 Things Experts Wish People Knew About Autism

Autism experts clear the air on what it really means to be on the spectrum.<p>Those who don’t know anyone with an autism diagnosis may believe that …

An Explosion of Never-Before-Seen Minerals Could Mark The Dawn of Our New Geological Epoch

Welcome to the Anthropocene.<p>Scientists have identified a sudden explosion of mineral diversity on the surface of our planet that would not exist if …

Anthropocene

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Microbiology

Psychology will fail if it keeps using ancient words like “attention” and “memory”

If fMRI had been invented in the 18th century, scientists would have used neuroimaging to find biological evidence of poetic talent, murderousness, and wit. So argues Russell Poldrack, psychologist and neuroscientist at Stanford University, who believes the words we use to conceive of mental states …

The Brain

Brain never stops growing, scientists find, as elderly shown to have same number of new neurons as teens

The brain never stops growing, scientists have found in landmark discovery that could help treat degenerative diseases.<p>Previously researchers believed that the brain did not grow any new cells after childhood, which is why it is so much harder for adults to pick up new skills or learn a foreign …

Addressing autism stigma with different wavelengths

FAMILY FIRST: Kristen Desmond and her 16-year-old son Oscar, who is the oldest of her three children. Picture: Paul Scambler<p>Autistic people may think …

Autism

Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto's Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

By Zen Honeycutt<p>The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit …

There's a Second Flu Wave Coming — and It's Especially Bad News For Those With Little Kids

Although we usually associate the arrival of Spring with the end of the dreaded flu season, according to the CDC, we shouldn't get too ahead of ourselves just yet. In the CDC's weekly flu report from March 17, the organization notes that even though the number of cases involving the A-strain of the …

Public Health

The 5 Types of People You Need to Get Out of Your Life

We may read brilliant self-help books and possess wisdom about relationships, yet many of us still are hindered by toxicity. We are afraid to speak …

Shell oil just unveiled a plan to move the world away from fossil fuels

Royal Dutch Shell just laid out a proposal to move us away from its own product. The company’s Sky Scenario is a plan to help the world meet the …

Study overturns age-old theory of brain learning

For decades, scientists thought that learning occurs in synapses, or the numerous junctions between brain cells. But now, a new study proposes that …

5 of the Biggest Misconceptions About Autism I Want People to Understand

My brother Ethan was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. At the time, my family had no real understanding of what autism is or how it would affect our dynamic. But over the past 13 years since Ethan's diagnosis, we've learned so much, both from him and from other families like ours. Most …

I Am Autistic - This Is What The World Looks Like To Me

Being autistic can feel very lonely and isolating. Please take time this week to learn more about autism<p>National Autistic Society<p>My name is Saskia …

Autism

This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water

Hexagro‘s Living Farming Tree is a groundbreaking indoor garden that uses technology to grow food faster using less space. The innovative design …

Almost 'fully-formed' human brain grown in lab

A nearly fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time ever, according to scientists from Ohio State University -- though …

A giant aircraft carrier built from ice

Britain was losing the Battle of the Atlantic, with German U-boats sinking ship after ship. Enter Project Habakkuk, the incredible plan to build an aircraft carrier from ice.<p>Project Habakkuk was a plan in WW2 to create a giant aircraft carrier made of ice. The British government wanted a better way …

World War II

Apple's new emoji finally represent disabled people | Trusted Reviews

<b>Inclusionary emoji are a relatively recent phenomenon, but Apple is hoping to make up for lost time with new characters designed to represent people</b> …

Regina Mom uses comics to teach people how to accept her daughter's autism

Like any parent, Brittany McDonald wants her daughter to feel happy and supported by her community. Ru, who is almost four, was diagnosed with autism …

Deep-sea anglerfish with parasitic mate caught on video for first time

For the first time ever, someone has captured anglerfish mating on video. This isn’t a cloudy, blurry, underwater video that’s hard to discern, …

This SpaceX Rocket Ripped a Giant Hole in Earth's Atmosphere

A SpaceX rocket launched last year tore a hole in a part of Earth’s upper atmosphere ionized by solar and cosmic radiation, according to a new study …

Environment

Energy use remains the biggest cause of climate change, responsible for about 60% of greenhouse gas emissions.<p>By 2030, almost 60% of people will live …

Sustainability

Five weird quantum effects

Beyond Schrodinger’s cat and Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle lies a whole world of quantum weirdness, writes Lauren Fuge.