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Autism and Bipolar Disorder Share Common Genetic Roots | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>New study describes genetic commonalities among various psychiatric disorders. [Jonathan Bailey, NHGRI]<p>×<p>Complex neurological …

Why So Many Women With ADHD Never Get The Help They Need

I am not the kind of person for whom neatness comes easily. I can't keep to a routine. Every surface of my house is piled with clothes, books, and papers (despite living with a minimalist partner). I start many things and rarely finish them. I find it impossible to focus on instructions. I imagine …

Mental Health

Stream™ AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router

Features<p>MU-MIMO<p>Latest Wireless-AC technology for simultaneously streaming and gaming on multiple devices.<p>SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND (2.4 + 5 GHz)<p>Delivers …

Wi-Fi

Terrorists tied to ISIS launch chemical-laced weapons on Iraqi town, officials say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suspected terrorists with links to ISIS on Saturday fired rockets containing unspecified chemical substances into a residential part of the northern Iraqi town of Taza, Iraqi security officials told CNN.<p>The attacks caused an unspecified number of casualties from suffocation, burns and …

2016 Audi Q7 Gets Up to 138 MPG and Partial Autonomous Driving

Audi has completely reinvented its Q7. The degree to which the midsize sport utility vehicle has improved relative to its predecessor is astounding.<p>The German automaker cut more than 700 pounds while loading it up with advanced technology, some of it unprecedented, such as partial autonomous …

Here's How The World's Most Advanced Missile-Defense System Works

With its unmatched precision, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) can equalize tensions around the world with its mobility and strategic battery-unit placement: In April 2013, the Pentagon deployed a THAAD battery to Guam in order to deter North Korean provocations and further defend …

Military

The Islamic State is failing at being a state

By Liz Sly<p>, Bureau chief<p>GAZIANTEP, Turkey — The Islamic State’s vaunted exercise in state-building appears to be crumbling as living conditions deteriorate across the territories under its control, exposing the shortcomings of a group that devotes most of its energies to fighting battles and …

Minneapolis First With 10 GBPS Internet Speed

Led by global Web and data services provider U.S. Internet, the Twin Cities' super speeds are effective immediately.<p>PCMag reviews products …

How Apple got its polish back in 2014

It's been a very good year for Apple.<p>The company got its swagger back thanks to a record-setting iPhone launch, a surging stock price and a bold -- and surprising -- $3 billion purchase of headphone maker Beats, its biggest acquisition ever. And, of course, there was the debut of the Apple Watch, …

U.S. Postal Service eyes e-commerce to offset declining mail

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Facing a slump in the mail it had been delivering since the days of America’s Revolutionary War, in 2012 the U.S. Postal Service began aggressively targeting e-commerce and lapsed customers as the way to salvage its declining business.<p>A mailbox for United States Postal Service …

Christie talks to evangelicals about pro-life credentials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Struggling to shrug off the “Bridgegate” scandal, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told a group of evangelical Christians on Friday that it is important to be “pro-life” for the entire human lifespan, not just when a fetus is in the womb.<p>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie …

Paul makes case for foreign restraint

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday made a religiously minded case against an overly assertive foreign policy as he criticized some fellow Republicans for being too aggressive on defense issues.<p>Paul, a libertarian-leaning likely presidential candidate, told attendees at a conference sponsored by the …

House Votes To Limit Spying On Americans, Ban NSA "Backdoor" Access

In a surprise move Thursday night, the House voted to limit spying on U.S. citizens and prohibit requiring "backdoor" access for products and services.<p>A year after Edward Snowden's massive document leak, the House voted 293 to 123 in favor of an amendment to a $570 billion defense spending bill …

House Votes To Keep Funding Post-9/11 Military Force Laws As Obama Sends Advisers To Iraq

The AUMF isn't going anywhere this week.<p>WASHINGTON — As President Obama sends up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to address the escalating threat of ISIS, Congress will allow Obama to keep his authority to handle the crisis himself.<p>The House voted late Thursday night to keep everything exactly as …

Ebola 'Totally Out of Control,' Doctors Without Borders Says

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever seen and the virus is raging ‘‘totally out of control,’’ an official with Doctors Without Borders said Friday.<p>The virus, which causes a particularly nasty form of hemorrhagic fever, has killed 337 people out of 528 infected, the World Health …

A development data revolution needs to go beyond the geeks and bean-counters

One buzz phrase the high-level panel's report on the post-2015 objectives has added to the development lexicon is "data revolution". Expect every report with numbers in it published over the next couple of years to be sold as part of this so-called revolution.<p>But as with all big new ideas, …

MIT Develops Self-Assembling Cubes

KnowRoaming SIM sticker slashes roaming fees abroad

International phone-roaming fees can be enough to make you never want to step outside your own home. Sure, you can pick up a local SIM card everywhere you go, but that's an inconvenience. KnowRoaming's new SIM card sticker lets you connect to local networks without having to do a thing.<p>KnowRoaming …

Autonomous Driving Tech Package Will Be An Option On Mercedes Vehicles By 2020

Mercedes-Benz will start selling cars that can fully drive themselves by 2020. But it won’t launch a special vehicle just for that purpose. Rather, it looks to incorporate autonomous driving technology into its regular lineup, most likely starting with its flagship model, the S-Class.<p>“Our approach …

Facebook Wants To Know: Do You Like Me? Do You Really Like Me?

Matthew Gomez used to check Facebook at least once an hour. Now, a year later, he’s down to once a day. He's been turned off by a News Feed jammed with more ads and fewer stories that matter to him.<p>“It stopped being this social media outlet where I could get everything,” he explains. “Instead of …

Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures Said to Be Hunting for New Capital

Intellectual Ventures founder Nathan Myhrvold<p>It appears that Intellectual Ventures, the controversial company founded on the idea that it could …

Motorola

U.S. Intelligence Chief Defends Attempts to Break Tor Anonymity Network

The National Security Agency may have attempted to penetrate and compromise a widely used network designed to protect the anonymity of its users, but …

Surveillance

Amazon Set-Top Box Coming By End Of Year: WSJ

Amazon is planning to invade your TV set.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that the world's largest online retailer will release a set-top box that will stream online video to your TV. The device is code-named "Cinnamon," and will have apps for playing games and streaming video and music from other …

Virgin Galactic, NBC To Launch 'Space Race' Reality TV Show

Soon, you can watch people compete for a chance to launch into space from the comfort of your own living room.<p>A new reality TV show picked up by NBC called "Space Race" will follow along as space fans compete to win a free ride on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. The winner of the competition will …

The Smartphones That Will Herald The End Of Their Platform

With a careful look back at the history of any recent major mobile platform, it’s possible to identify the handset that drove the platforms to success. It’s also possible to see the handsets where it started to go wrong. With half an eye on history, are any of today’s leading smartphones signalling …

BlackBerry hit by shareholder lawsuit claiming company misled investors

A class action lawsuit has been filed against BlackBerry by a shareholder, claiming the company misled investors about its future, including how the BlackBerry 10 smartphone line would fare against competitors.<p>The lawsuit seeks to represent thousands of shareholders who purchased BlackBerry stock …

Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

Marketed to police department, BlueJay Twitter-monitoring tool "has no IT requirements," explains the sales literature. "All you need is Internet and a browser." Also, $150 a month.<p>A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this …