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Kids with autism often have parents with similar traits - Futurity

When there is a child with autism in the family, both parents are more likely to have autistic traits than parents who don't have a child with autism.

Super-Easy Father's Day Brunch Recipes

Here, fast and simple dishes to make to celebrate Dad this weekend.<p>1 of 6<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>3 of 6<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 6<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Your reality is actually 15 seconds long

The present moment, as you are experiencing it this very instant, is directly influenced by the previous 15 seconds of your life, reports <i>Quartz</i>. Researchers from MIT and the University of California, Berkeley, have dubbed this phenomenon the "continuity field," and according to a study they …

The cutest animal ever: melt at the Power of Sloth - in pictures

What's your favourite animal? Warning, it might be about to change when you see these pictures from Lucy Cooke's new book The Power of Sloth.<p>Prepare to crumble, very slowly, into a heap of happiness as you learn more about a species about which you may know very little

27 Jaw Dropping Works Of Street Art So Big They Will Never Fit In A Gallery

Sydney-based artist Fintan Magee is redefining street art.

Mauritius’ Astounding Diversity

Once home to Portuguese, Dutch, French, British and Asian people alike, Mauritius’ rich history is matched only by its staggering biodiversity. The …

Indian Ocean

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

This Miniature Fishing Rod Catches and Kills Brain Cancer

You won't be able to catch your supper with this fishing rod—because at just 6 millimetres long, it's designed to catch and kill cancers before they …

Had cam sex between 2008 and 2012? GCHQ may have seen

UK spy agency GCHQ intercepted images from the webcams of millions of Yahoo customers, secret documents obtained by the <i>Guardian</i> reveal.<p>Between 2008 …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

Coffee

Engineered 'Glue' Helps Wounds Heal Faster

By Jesse Emspak, Contributing writer<p>Published: 02/20/2014 03:58 PM EST on LiveScience<p>In the movies, superheroes' and vampires' wounds heal so quickly that life-threatening cuts and gashes close up in minutes. These super healing abilities may be out of reach, but researchers in Switzerland have now …

Brain decoding: how scientists can read your mind – video

This animation shows how researchers are learning how to decode what someone is thinking from an MRI scan of their brain, by identifying subtle patterns of activity associated with viewing particular images. The brain-decoding technology can already provide crude reconstructions of what a subject …

Krokodil, fake pot and the real chemistry of drugs

Cocaine disinhibits dopamine neurons by potentiation of GABA transmission in the ventral tegmental area.

2013 Sep 27;341(6153):1521-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1237059.<p>1Department of Basic Neurosciences, Medical Faculty, University of Geneva, CH-1211 Geneva, …

Neuroscience

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

A mixing and matching game of life and death

Dan Davis's The Compatibility Gene tells the story of the discovery of a central component of the immune system, one that affects not only our ability to fight off disease, but also the success of transplant operations, pregnancies and, rather unexpectedly, brain development and possibly even mate …

The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

This century has been a golden age for cover songs. Thanks to YouTube, we're always there whenever a band plays a must-hear version of some recent …

Music

15 Fascinating Photos of Monkeys Deep in Thought

So far, we've taken a look at some incredibly expressive owls as well as some personality-filled frogs. In our search to compile the most fascinating wildlife photography, how could we not post about monkeys? The highly intelligent animals are the main subject for many photographers because they're …

Monkeys

Mapping the Brain in Unprecedented Detail

While the federal government begins a major project to map the brain, scientists are unravel more about how the brain is built and how to treat it.<p><b>At Stanford researchers have developed</b> a technique to make the brain see-through, allowing them to trace individual neurons, and their sometimes …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

Oxytocin Increases the Influence of Public Service Advertisements

Abstract<p>This paper presents a neurophysiologic model of effective public service advertisements (PSAs) and reports two experiments that test the …

Psychology

A Fascinating Look At The Psychology Of Colour

Did you know that the colour red evokes strong emotions, encourages appetite (that's why so many fast food restaurants use red in their logos and …