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How Parents Can Help Their Children With Autism: Study

<b>Updated.</b><p>Though there’s no cure for autism, studies suggest that interventions can help improve some of the common developmental issues that accompany …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common

Parenting is a tough job and there are infinite ways to succeed and fail. With so many ways to parent, how can you be sure that what your doing is best for your child? Here are six things parents do that might be making kids unsuccessful, according to psychology research.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On …

By age 6, kids already think boys are better than girls in programming and robotics

There’s a lot of effort to attract women to the computer sciences at universities and the workforce. But to shift technology’s gender imbalance we …

Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness

<i>Homo sapiens</i> is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that …

Neuroscientists say having a baby shrinks mothers’ brains

Women who are pregnant often report feeling a little fuzzy, a little dim and more forgetful than usual, but medical research has produced mixed data to support the so-called “baby brain” phenomenon. Now a study that used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) confirms that mothers lose brain …

This might be the coolest visualization of evolution ever

Watch these bacteria evolve antibiotic resistance in just 12 days<p>In this video, you can literally see evolution happening over the course of just days.<p>Researchers at Harvard and the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology have set up what’s essentially a giant rectangular petri dish, called the …

Researchers Might Have Located The Brain Switch Responsible For Autism's Social Struggles

This is where some aspects of autism start.<p>For people diagnosed with one of the many disorders associated with autism, connecting with others …

Autism

Stunning science: Wellcome Image Awards 2017 winners - in pictures

Established in 1997, the Wellcome Image Awards reward and showcase the best in science image making – and this year’s 22 winning images represent a broad spectrum of techniques and specialisms

Study rebuts the gaze aversion hypothesis in autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) do not avoid eye contact any more than typically developing children, according to a study recently …

Autism

Why Physical Attraction Matters, and When It Might Not

Apostolou, M. (2015). Parent–offspring conflict over mating: Domains of agreement and disagreement. Evolutionary Psychology, 13(3), 1-12. …

Your Liver Doesn’t Know It’s the Holidays

Over the holidays, many of us will drink, stay up past bedtime, eat an extra slice of pie and sleep in. Fun as they are, these activities can tamper with our circadian rhythms, the feedback loops that sync our body’s functions to our external environment.<p>The liver, which helps regulate your body’s …

The 36 best ways to burn the most calories in an hour

There's a lot that goes into developing an exercise regimen — meeting your body's needs, finding something you enjoy, and figuring out what will have enough impact to make a difference to your health.<p>If you're crunched for time, one of the ways to measure that is to figure out how much energy a …

Calories

Science Says There Are 4 Basic Types of People. Which One Are You?

According to a recent study, 90 percent of us are either optimistic, pessimistic, trusting, or envious. Guess which group was the biggest.<p>How trustworthy are people? How far do we trust one another?<p>That's what researchers set out to discover. In a recently published study, scientists from a number …

5 Essential Activities That Will Make Your Brain Healthier

You want to be attractive, incredibly attractive.<p>You know, Pierce Bronson or Liv Tyler kind.<p>But then you look into the mirror and…let’s just say, any …

Relationships

7 Habits of a Happy Brain

Make this part of each day and you'll like the results:<p><b>Remember that you have power to build new pathways in your brain. (</b>But it takes more …

What Is Epiglottitis? Sarah Silverman's Scary Illness, Explained

It's rare, but it's out there.<p>Comedian Sarah Silverman says she is “lucky to be alive” after a life-threatening case of epiglottitis last week. After visiting the doctor for a sore throat, Silverman said she ended up in the ICU for at least five days, drugged and restrained.<p>Her terrifying ordeal …

Eyeless Albino Cave Fish Help Explain Schizophrenia and Autism

According to new research, anxious cave fish may serve as model organisms for understanding human psychiatry.<p>The Mexican tetra or blind cave fish (<i>Astyanax mexicanus</i>) is a solitary species. With no natural predators, it does not join protective schools, instead peacefully inhabiting dark underwater …

New Study Determines The Best Way To Discipline Your Teen

Punishment may not work.<p>Nobody sets out to raise a bratty teenager. And yet, well, it happens. If it does, British researchers have some interesting advice for parents who spend their lives taking away cell phones and tablets as punishment: Don't. Adolescent brains respond better to positive …

I Tried A 2-Week Sleep Cleanse. Here's What Happened.

Sleep isn't my thing. I'm a night owl by nature, and I usually crawl into bed around 1 or 2 AM. My kids wake me up at sunrise, and I stumble to the kitchen in a fog, brew a pot of coffee, and promise myself I'll go to bed earlier that night. But it never happens. Burning the midnight oil is my "me …

I asked 7 top psychologists to tell me what blows their mind — here are their answers

In May, I flew to Chicago for the Psychological Science convention.<p>If you're at all inclined to nerd out over the study of human behavior (nope, not …

Psychology

Scientists find clue to why mitochondrial DNA comes only from mom

Scientists have found a clue to why one type of DNA is passed down to children by their mothers — but not their fathers.<p>DNA inside energy-producing …

Scientists Found Something Strange When They Looked at The Brains of Pot Smokers

This could explain a lot.<p>Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug – something with "no accepted medical use" – means it is pretty tough …

9 intriguing things doctors learned when they followed 5,362 people from childhood to old age

But that was just the beginning of his story, as Helen Pearson explores in her new book "The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of 70,000 Ordinary Lives," which looks at Britain's incredible history of long-term, large-scale medical studies.<p>After the initial survey in 1946, Douglas and other …

A simple hobby that can help raise your IQ

Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning is actually far more fluid than previously believed.<p>For example, research out of the University of Zurich shows that doing one simple thing can actually raise a person's IQ.<p>And we're not just talking about children, whose …

Here's What Happens When Rural Africans Eat an American Diet For 2 Weeks

This is kind of worrying.<p>We all know that a diet heavy in processed foods isn't doing us any favours, but a study from 2015 has provided insight into …

Who is Banksy and what is his real name? The man behind the myths and rumours

The anti-establishment artist has always kept his name and identity a closely guarded secret, but a Sunday newspaper investigation in 2008 "revealed" who they believe to be the Scarlet Pimpernel of modern art.<p>By remaining anonymous he has created an air of mystery which has helped him to become one …

Science Finds A Proven Way To Help You Sleep Much Better

Is your day-to-day life full of stress and chaos?<p>Are you scrambling to find a peaceful moment in the day when you can put your feet up and relax? Are …

Happiness

Scientists 'tear down' pancreatic cancer defences in trial

Scientists have used an experimental drug to “tear down” the defences of the most deadly form of cancer.<p>Researchers successfully identified and blocked the protein that allows pancreatic cancer to evade and then hijack the immune system.<p>Used in combination with drugs to boost the immune system, the …