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'Cutting Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence

Some parents see it coming. Natalie was not that kind of parent.<p>Even after the director and a teacher at her older son's day care sat her down one afternoon in 2011 to detail the 3-year-old's difficulty socializing and his tendency to chatter endlessly about topics his peers showed no interest in, …

Autism

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.<p>The Virginia Tech professor was cutting up a downed tree with an electric chainsaw. What he didn't realize was that his power cable had been dragging through poison ivy. So at the end of the day, …

Virginia Tech

E3 2018: When and where to watch all the press conferences

Full details of all the major showcases from Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo and more ahead of next week's expo

Call of Duty

Always Remember When to Water Your Plants With This App

When it comes to plants, I’m good at exactly one thing: killing them. There’s a small tree on my desk right now while I’m writing this that I just …

Plants

Why Knights of the Old Republic 2 Tells My Favourite Star Wars Story

When The Last Jedi was released in December 2017, it was polarising to say the least. Critics lauded it, but fans were divided; some loved its unique …

Want to Work from Home and Save Money? Amazon, Apple, IBM, and Dell Are Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Technical or non-technical positions, there's something here for just about everyone.<p>FlexJobs, a leader in the flexible job movement that's currently disrupting the traditional workforce, has released data about how working remotely will save you money.<p>The average person can save between $4,668 to …

Employment

Expand your wired network w/ this 2-pack of Powerline Ethernet Adapters for $20 ($15 off)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers a 2-pack of TRENDnet Powerline 500 AV 802.3 Ethernet Adapters for <b>$19.99 with free shipping</b> for Prime members or in …

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

Universe

15 Life-Saving Kitchen Hacks

Including how to keep your produce fresh for longer!

10 New Netflix Shows You Should Be Watching

Image: Netflix<p>We have access to so many unique services with so much great content that it's difficult to filter through it all. How many times do …

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

How do I know that the usual perception is right, and this is wrong?<p>In the elementary grammar of things, there is no distinction between ‘cause’ and ‘effect’<p>What do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, …

Quantum Mechanics

How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese, According to Science

It's all in the pH.<p>Grilled cheese is more than just a chunk of dairy surrounded by gluten; it’s a national staple. The all-American dish now has its …

Cooking

Mightier is helping calm kids down through mobile games

Learning how to regulate your emotions is a fundamental skill, but it can be tough for kids, especially those with challenging behaviors, oppositional disorder, ADHD and autism. Mightier, by Neuromotion Labs, is a gaming platform that teaches kids a valuable set of emotion management skills using …

Can you solve it? The art of the deal

Hello guzzlers,<p>Today’s three problems require you to spot three different patterns in a set of playing cards.<p><i>1) Which of the face up cards in the bottom row should replace the face down card in the top row to complete the pattern?</i><p><i>2) Which is the only card in the deck that can replace the face down</i> …

Puzzles

Play your favorite retro games at work

The 'Internet Archive' just released their Handheld History Collection. It's chock-full of your favorite pocket LCD games from the 80's and 90's, but …

The Guardians of the Galaxy's Big Advantage Over the Avengers in Infinity War

Turns out not putting your team through a civil war is a good thing.<p>While on a visit to the Atlanta set of Avengers: Infinity War last year, IGN and …

Marvel Universe

AI breakthrough: Otter.ai app can transcribe your meetings in real time, for free

The startup has pulled off a feature that artificial intelligence giants and natural language processing software have been working on for …

Artificial Intelligence

7 reasons why you should visit Digital Dragons

The Digital Dragons, a conference that attracts over 1,500 people from all over the world each year, is now the most important event for game …

Krakow

Researchers Say They've Created a 90% Accurate Blood Test for Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complicated neurological condition caused by a variety of risk factors, including our genes and environment (but …

Autism

Why 'Black Panther' Could Fundamentally Alter the Movie Business

Marvel’s <i>Black Panther</i> is on track to having one of the biggest opening weekends for a Marvel movie, currently on track to gross a whopping $170 …

Box Office

A Japanese mobile game about a traveling frog is teaching its fans a philosophical lesson about letting go

The hit Japanese mobile game <i>Travel Frog</i> has conquered mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, touching a chord with many people for whom the idea of “winning” in life seems an impossibility.<p><i>Travel Frog</i>, or <i>Tabi Kaeru</i>, has been topping Apple’s App Store across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan since …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

KenIchi's Shun Matsuena to Launch New Manga This Spring

Matsuena ended Tokiwa Kitareri!! manga last June<p>The third compiled book volume of Shu Matsuda and Shun Matsuena's Tensō Kidō Alvadring manga revealed …

The Last Jedi came thrillingly close to upending Star Wars — but lost its nerve

Director Rian Johnson raised questions, but shied from the answers.<p><i>The Last Jedi</i> is one of the best movies in the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise, for much the same reason <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> is one of the best. Where the first movie in a trilogy is a thrilling adventure — 2015’s <i>The Force Awakens</i> mirrors <i>A</i> …

Star Wars

Star Wars was a mess before it was saved by the editor

How a train wreck becomes a classic<p>George Lucas wrote and re-wrote the original script for the first Star Wars film, and he barely seemed to know how to tell the story or where it would take him. That’s not rare when it comes to movies with this amount of lore and world-building, but it led to a …

How to play video games when you have five children

A beginner’s guide to doing the impossible<p>I have five children of various ages, and I already know all the funny things you’re going to say after I report that fact. Yes, I know how that happens. No, I am not very religious. No, I don’t know how we do it either when you’re so busy with just one, or …

Relay is a kid-focused cellular walkie-talkie with Google Assistant, GPS, more

Republic Wireless, a pre-paid cellular network backed by T-Mobile and Sprint, has today announced a new product called Relay. This cellular-powered walkie-talkie is designed for kids as an easy way to stay in contact with parents while away from home. Along with access to Google Assistant and …

Some of the best deals on Amazon devices this Black Friday are at… Whole Foods?

We’ve seen tons of Black Friday sales leak the past few days. From Walmart to Best Buy, Home Depot, and more, there’s something on sale for everyone. A theme that most stores are all sharing is smart assistant sales this Black Friday. Several retailers have things like the Amazon Echo and Google …

Full Metal Panic Game Announced for PS4

Bandai Namco Announces Full Metal Panic! Fight: Who Dares Wins for PS4, Watch a Trailer<p>October 21, 2017Written by Zarmena Khan<p>Bandai Namco …

PlayStation

The Creator of This Gorgeous Game Doesn't Even Know How to Code

The maker of 'The First Tree' wants you to know that you can do the same.<p>When technical artist David Wehle posted about his new fox adventure game to …

Game Development