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Psychologists Dig Into Link Between Autism And Creativity

People with autistic traits may have fewer -- but more original -- creative ideas.<p>A fascinating paradox lies at the heart of autism: While rigid thinking is considered a key aspect of the condition, many people with autism display exceptional creativity.<p>Now, a study published last week in the</i> …


5 Oddball Skyscrapers Underway Around the Globe

An “old-fashioned pen” in Morocco, an “armored block” in Macau, and a billion-dollar “coconut” in Dubai are a few of the wacky and wonderful architectural works on the rise—and there are plenty more on the way.<p>Here’s the skinny on five other unusual structures in the pipeline, from an asymmetrical …


A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about "self" — not necessarily <i>himself</i>, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence.<p>In his new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn't There,</i> Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves and how those perceptions can be distorted …


Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Alzheimer's Disease

The end of 'weird buildings' in China? Not quite yet Style



The exciting and grueling life of a SpaceX intern, where you meet Elon Musk and 'work whatever 80 hours a week you want'

Each year, SpaceX hires over 700 interns who get a taste of what it's like on the cutting edge of space travel.<p>According to the internship listing, only the most driven candidates need apply.<p>It reads: "If you're undaunted by the impossible, actively seeking out insanely challenging projects under …

Space Travel

Madness and creativity: Is genetic vulnerability to one a source of strength in the other?

From the earliest Western philosophers to the most technologically-equipped neuroscientists, the apparent connection between creative genius and mental illness has been a source of fascination and study. In the end, it may be geneticists - aided by the people of Iceland - who show that link is real.<p>…