Patrick Brainé

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Hundreds of autism genes found to be triggered by a single key protein

Despite some exciting recent advances in early detection methods, autism spectrum disorder is still a frustratingly mysterious and elusive condition. …

Autism

The un-celebrity president: Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown

Jimmy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn: “C’mon, kid.”<p>She laughs and takes his hand, and they walk carefully through a neighbor’s kitchen filled with 1976 …

The White House

The Science Behind Why So Many of Us Are Slaves to Routine

Don't fight it.<p>Former US president Barack Obama famously had a wardrobe full of identical suits. As a world leader, life presents more than enough …

Francis Bacon

What a Grieving Orca Tells Us

People know a famous community of killer whales as individuals, with their own names, families, and personalities—which has made their woes even harder to take.<p>The first half of the killer whale’s scientific name—<i>Orcinus orca</i>—comes from the Latin for “of the realms of the dead.” For one population …

Animals

We Never Expected To See Shoes Like THIS–But Now It’s A Huge Trend

Step aside Millennial Pink, there’s a new color trend in town and it’s going to be everywhere! From our clothing to accessories and now most …

Shoes

This 10-Question Quiz Will Tell You Exactly How Stressed You Are | Inc.com

Everyone says they're stressed these days, but not everyone could possibly mean the same thing by it. For some people "stressed" means mildly irritated by a busier than average day. For others it means "I am millimeters from mental and physical collapse."<p>Stress also affects different people …

Self-improvement

6 Anti-Aging Drugstore Night Creams That Work Better Than Botox

Using a good anti-aging night cream every night before you go to sleep can transform your skin. It’s so important that you don’t skip this crucial …

Skin Care

A graphene breakthrough hints at the future of battery power

Catch the 1E bus from central Belgrade, Serbia, and you’ll be riding the future.<p>The five Chariot e-buses that operate on this route are some of the …

Graphene

This graphene battery can recharge itself to provide unlimited clean energy

Graphene is a modern marvel. It is comprised of a single, two-dimensional layer of carbon, yet is 200 times stronger than steel and more conductive …

Clean Energy

Details of horrific first voyages in transatlantic slave trade revealed

Almost completely ignored by the modern world, this month marks the 500th anniversary of one of history’s most tragic and significant events – the …

Black History

Science shows that luck is a self-fulfilling prophecy

You’re so lucky! How do I know? Because, to name just a few factors, you’re literate, can access the internet, and have great taste (you’re reading this story, after all). And social scientists would advise against you arguing otherwise—because how lucky we feel influences our future fortunes.<p>That …

Psychology

$64 device adds a backup camera to your car without running any video wires

Many new cars come with backup cameras that make it so much easier to reverse without having to worry about navigating around obstacles or, heaven …

Tech Trends

The #1 Anti-Aging Body Product, According to Dermatologists

I'm a skincare fanatic. My medicine cabinet shelves (and my closet, and my drawers…) are bursting at the seams with serums, toners, and moisturizers, …

Skin Care

This company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it - MIT Technology Review

When Patrick McMullan wants a Diet Dr Pepper while he’s at work, he pays for it with a wave of his hand. McMullan has a microchip implanted between …

Employment

Is Your Mouth Tingly After Eating an Apple? Do Your Ears Itch After Biting a Banana? Here's Why

Ever bite into a fresh peach or piece of melon and your mouth feels itchy, or your lips swell? It's not just in your head — it's called oral allergy syndrome (OAS). Also known as pollen-food allergy syndrome, it happens when you eat certain raw fruits, veggies, or nuts that contain cross-reacting …

Healthy Eating

The three-year-old with an IQ of 171

<b>When Natalie and Ben's daughter Ophelia joined the high-IQ society Mensa at only three years old, they knew they would be accused of being pushy parents. But what is it like to have a naturally-gifted child?</b><p>"Really it was from about eight months old [that we realised how bright she could be]," …

Mensa

Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Quantum Physics

Cilantro Lime Butter

Kitchen hack alert! Pour any unused butter in an ice cube tray and keep it in the freezer. Pop one out any time you need and add to freshly boiled …

Recipes

How Much Salt Does Pasta Water Really Need?

Well-seasoned water is the foundation of every delicious pasta dish. These days, you’d be hard-pressed to find a pasta recipe that doesn’t instruct …

Italian Food

Top 5 Books to Become a Professional Trader | Investopedia

Many people would like to how to become a successful trader, whether they trade through stocks, commodities, options, foreign exchange (forex) or all …

Don't Retire Start A Micro Business

Retirement today is either something that people welcome, or dread. In the UK, the age to qualify for your pension seems to move further away with successive governments. And with no statutory retirement age in the UK, if you want to and your company agrees, you can keep working for as long as you …

Retirement

Google Tracks Your Location Every Minute Of Your Day, Here’s How To Stop Your Data From Being Collected

Most people believe pausing location services will keep Google from tracking their movement, but that's not enough to stop the data collection.<p>The …

Privacy

The Netflix codes that unlock hundreds of hidden TV shows and movies

A little-known trick can unlock hundreds of TV shows and movies on popular streaming service Netflix.<p>Millions watch the latest offerings from the …

Entertainment

Save time, save money: Run your small business from your smartphone

Once upon a time, if you wanted to start a small business, you needed a whole bunch of stuff. You needed an office or store, office equipment, staff and a website. Even when I started my own one-person business from my home, I needed an expensive computer and software, not to mention a printer, …

Small Business

The disturbing parallels between modern accounting and the business of slavery

Slavery in the United States was a business. A morally reprehensible — and very profitable business. Much of the research around the business history of slavery focuses on the horrors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the business interests that fueled it. The common narrative is that today's …

Black History

6 reasons why sex is important in a relationship

I want to start by saying that sex doesn’t need to be a part of every relationship. It might be important to you to wait a certain amount of time or …

Self-improvement

Reverse Cavities and Heal Tooth Decay With These 5 Steps!

The enamel of the teeth, as well as the underlying layer, dentin, are destroyed by the tooth decay that results from certain types of acid produced …

Dental Care

Easy Bake Fish Recipe

"Easy recipe for people who spent so much on the fish they couldn't buy the sauce!"<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons honey<p>3 tablespoons Dijon mustard<p>1 …

Seafood

Basic Buttermilk Pancakes

Let the batter rest for at least 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a griddle (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat. Oil the griddle lightly. The pan is …

Breakfast

WATCH: This Cherry-Pitting Hack Will Save You Time & Clean Up

Fresh, in-season cherries make the most delicious summer desserts. We love to pack them in pies, use them as a base for cobbers, or freeze them into …

Cherries