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In autism, the brain's response to speech speaks volumes

When language delays or social detachment mark a baby for a diagnosis of autism, dark clouds cast that child's future in shadow. But researchers have discovered a test that can reliably forecast, some time between a baby's first and second birthday, whether those dark clouds will linger or …

Math and the brain: Memorization is overrated, says education expert - Scope

Remember being drilled multiplication tables? Or taking a timed math exam? These have been common activities in school, but Stanford experts say …

Teens' immature brains pose all sorts of dangers

Every Sunday night after she steps out of her shower, 16-year-old Emma texts a nude selfie to her boyfriend. He has promised to destroy it within …

Teens

These Two Questions Reveal Whether You're Really In Love With Your Spouse... Apparently

Last week '36 questions that will make you fall in love' went viral.<p>Now, married couples can apparently test whether or not they are still in love by …

Divorce

12 Delicious Slow Cooker Breakfast Ideas for Lazy Cooks

I'm sure many of us are seasoned veterans when it comes to using our slow cookers to simmer up soups, casseroles, and other dinner favorites. But …

10 Design Moves From Tricked-Out Bathrooms

<i>Natasha Saroca, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Seemingly standard cupboards with smart, unique or high-tech elements and accessories behind their doors can make a world of difference when it comes to making a bath zone more organized and user friendly. Cases in point: The 10 bathroom cabinet ideas you’ll find …

Skin Care

The new neuroscience of depression: Why your brain’s architecture may be to blame

New research suggests people with wraparound occipital lobes may be more prone to the condition<p>Scientists have studied brain structure for decades, so most disease-related structural anomalies have been long known. New findings of this nature are rare—yet last summer one neuroscientist studying …

Neuroscience

This Scientist Has One Simple Trick to Make Workouts a Breeze

Put down those steroids and tell Barry Bonds to take a hike; one scientist says there's a surefire way to improve your workout, and it's not with …

Nine Inch Nails

Fathers in delivery room could make pain of childbirth worse, study suggests

Women who lack emotional intimacy with their partner are likely to experience more pain in his presence<p>Watching a baby coming into the world is arguably one of the most life-changing events in a man’s life.<p>But new research suggests that some fathers should steer clear of the delivery room because …

Wayne Brady Speaks Out About His Depression: 'It Ate Away at Me Daily'

Although he felt too afraid to speak out for many years, comedian Wayne Brady is opening up once more about his longtime struggle with …

Be My Eyes | New iPhone App

A brand new iPhone app has just hit the app store, and it’s called “Be My Eyes”. This is really unlike any other app, you don’t fling birds or check …

When the Future Had Fins: Fantastical Vintage Auto Drawings

Dwell on Design speaker and gallery director Christopher W. Mount opens a new L.A. exhibition of automotive drawings spanning 1959–1973.<p>Christopher Mount, the founder/director of the eponymously named gallery in Los Angeles, will open an exhibition on Friday, January 23, to include detailed …

General Motors

How hibernating animals could help fight Alzheimer's disease

Leicester University has found that the protein RBM3 helps restore brain activity when animals wake up from hibernation, and could be a treatmement for people with dementia<p>A protein which protects hibernating animals during lengthy spells of sleeping could be the key to fighting Alzheimer’s …

Mental health issues may increase HIV risk among gay, bisexual men | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Gay and bisexual men are at increased risk of acquiring the virus that leads to AIDS if they have mental health problems, according to a new study.<p>What’s more, their risk of acquiring HIV increases with the number of mental health factors they report, researchers found.<p>Past …

Mental Health

ME: fear of exercise exacerbates chronic fatigue syndrome, say researchers

Kings College researchers found patients who were able to overcome their fear about exercise showed the greatest improvement in symptoms<p>Fear of exercise exacerbates ME and sufferers need to try and get up out of bed if they want to get better, a major study by King's College has found.<p>Research …

24 Diagrams To Help You Eat Healthier

Including quick and easy dinner recipes, a Paleo shopping list, a guide to portion sizes, and more.

Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

Is your 2015 plan ready? #SpartanRace #NewYears #Resolutions

Is your 2015 plan ready? #SpartanRace #NewYears #Resolutions

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

15 Iphone Apps To Be Even Lazier in 2015

The new year is knocking. Time to break out your goals for self-improvement and… eh, forget it. For most of us, these things won’t live to see the Superbowl half-time show. This year, why not be honest with ourselves and embrace our ever-increasing laziness? Call it maximizing our efficiency, if it …

Your First Three Weeks

Once You’re Over the Hump it’s Smooth Sailing<p>If you’re thinking of trying out the vegan thing, you’ll be relieved to learn that sticking to the diet …

Sleep

Paralysis cure, Ebola, new vaginas...and other medical stories of 2014

<b>With a revolutionary new therapy letting a man take his first steps after being paralysed and the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, it has been a year of incredible highs and devastating lows.</b><p>It has seen hints that HIV is getting milder as well as new vaginas and old wombs being transplanted …

World Health Organization

How Torture Changes the Brain

At times, waterboarding rendered al-Qaida terror suspect Abu Zubaydah hysterical. But later, a message to CIA headquarters described an interrogator …

The Essential Brain System That is Hijacked in OCD, Alcoholism, Binge Eating And More - PsyBlog

Study of OCD finds this indispensable system could be the key to multiple psychological problems.<p>An over-active habit system may be at the root of …

Fast food slows the brain, new study finds

New study finds children who ate the most fast food were found to have poorer scores in tests for maths, science and reading<p>For parents desperate to persuade their children about the ill-effects of takeaway meals it may be seen as a vindication of their warnings: a new study suggests that fast food …

Scientists Discover That Exercise Changes Your DNA

<i>The human genome is astonishingly complex and dynamic, with genes constantly turning on or off, depending on what biochemical signals they receive</i> …

60 Vintage Cars Found In French Farm Garage After 50 Years Are Worth At Least £12 Million

Finding a vintage car is a huge deal for a car collector or historian, so finding 60 of them might make one get a heart attack. Such a unique vintage …

Prefrontal Connection May be Key in Controlling Anxiety

Natural worriers can relax a little: Neuroscientists are beginning to understand their condition. In particular, recent studies suggest that the …

Neurology