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Autism may arise from brain's response to early disturbances | Spectrum | Autism Research News

The Expert:<p>Mark Johnson<p><b>Professor</b>, Birkbeck University of London<p>From the perspective of basic biology, the syndrome of autism presents some major …

Stress, Brain Wiring, Empathy and Morality

By Mithu Storoni, MD, PhD<p>Guest Writer for Wake Up World<p>Is it a coincidence that people in high-octane jobs seem to have a streak of impulsivity, …

THE SELECTS: Seeing Double

THE SHOT: Tree of Life

Many world philosophies view humanity as being One with all of life: all that exists, existed and will ever exist. I share this philosophy and as I watch nature grow around us and the constellations surround us, I realize that we were all once star dust: elements from the cosmic, descendants of the …

Frozen Flowers Melt Away Dramatically in Blocks of Ice

To create his <i>Locked in the ether</i> series, Kenji Shibata froze an array of flowers in blocks of ice, temporarily locking the full blooms in all their glory. Then, he let the ice melt and photographed the weepy wilting and thawing process.<p>As the ice relinquishes its grip on the flowers, bruised petals …

World's Cities Transformed into Vibrant, Flowing Maps of Eroded Terrain

New York City<p>Bustling cities are transformed into vibrantly colored maps depicting eroding terrains in the gorgeous series <i>Flowing City Map</i> by Geneva-based illustrator Chaotic Atmospheres. “I wanted to represent the influence of cities on their environment as a kind of invisible fluid that overflows …

How to spot a fake: Art forgery’s secrets revealed

If the world thinks a work is authentic, then it is authentic—and here are the many ways art hoaxes can work<p>Can you tell if someone’s lying? There are scientifically proven traits that most people exhibit when they’re cooking up a lie. Sweaty palms. Dry throat. Tight collar. Fidgety movements. …

Artist stunningly colorizes old photos with a whimsical twist

Accomplished photographer and digital artist Jane Long does not simply colorize old photographs, she creates new works of art using old scenes.<p>Her …

Photography

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

3D surface reveals Gauguin's printmaking secrets - Futurity

Using a light bulb, an SLR camera, and computer software, researchers have uncovered new details of French artist Paul Gauguin's printmaking method.