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Top seven safe, effective natural antibiotics

Certain natural substances have antibacterial properties, but which are safe to use, and when should a person use them?<p>Prescription antibiotics, such …

Microbiology

The hidden complexity underlying a common cause of autism

Uncovering genetic interactions responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders<p>Genes located in a large chromosomal aberration associated with autism …

Neuroscience

When the self slips

Individuals living with depersonalisation disorder bring vivid insight to the question of whether the self is an illusion<i>By Anna Ciaunica & Jane</i> …

Consciousness

What Was It Like When The Universe Was Inflating?

Our Universe today is full of matter and radiation, and can be observed by us through a variety of means. Atoms have clumped and clustered together due to billions of years of gravitation. This has formed a great cosmic web on the largest scales, with clusters of galaxies, individual galaxies, …

Dark Matter

Harvard Scholar Explains How America Created Al-Qaeda

It’s truly amazing how much the consciousness of the planet has changed within the past 5 years alone, and it’s not just happening within one topic, …

Geopolitics

New Fusion Startup Has Unconventional Approach

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:50 p.m. E.D.T.</i><p>The ongoing joke in the world of physics is that commercially viable fusion energy has been …

Physics

Autism traits could be 'edited' out genetic trial suggests

Autism traits may be “edited” out using new genetic techniques, scientists have said, following a successful trial.<p>Researchers are hailing a breakthrough after they used cutting-edge gene editing to to significantly reduce repetitive behaviour associated with the disorder.<p>The technique, which was …

Autism

Real-Life Schrödinger’s Cats Probe the Boundary of the Quantum World

Recent experiments have put relatively large objects into quantum states, illuminating the processes by which the ordinary world emerges out of the …

Quantum Physics

CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing Reduces Repetitive Behavior In Mice With Autism-Like Syndrome

In a breakthrough, researchers have utilized CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mice with a form of Fragile X Syndrome to alter gene expression, resulting in reduction of repetitive behaviors. Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the most commonly identified single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorder …

Genetic Engineering

Autism Blood Test Possible According To New Study Research

The day may come where a simple blood test can predict whether or not your child will have autism.<p>Autism is a spectrum disorder that can be very …

Autism

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

Scientists learn more about how gene linked to autism affects brain

Study suggests modulating CHD8 might help some people with complex condition<p>CINCINNATI - New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a …

Neuroscience

Growth Spurt in Head, Skeleton Mark Autism in Boys

Boys with autism have smaller heads, are shorter and weigh less at birth than their typical peers do—but all that changes by age 3, a new study …

The Kids Who Are Cleared to Leave Psychiatric Hospitals—But Can’t

Every year, the state of Illinois struggles to find a place for hundreds of children with serious mental-health issues—holding them in psychiatric hospitals for sometimes weeks or months even after they're cleared for discharge.<p>In the spring of 2016, a 12-year-old named Gabriel Brasfield spent …

'This Place Is Crazy'

Our mental-health-care system is broken. Ten of every eleven psychiatric patients housed by the government are incarcerated. Here’s what this crisis looks like from the inside—a series of lost lives and a few rare victories—as reported by a prisoner-journalist.<p><i>John J. Lennon, a contributing writer</i> …

Mental Health

Pioneering physicist Brian Greene explains why it’s okay to not have all the answers

Physics is the study of, well, <i>everything</i>. Time, space, matter, energy—whether it’s the gravity that keeps your coffee in your cup or the thermodynamics that heats up your lunch, physics isn’t the stuff of a faraway land filled with mathematicians and dusty blackboard erasers. It’s intertwined with …

Physics

Chien-Shiung Wu and the Conservation of Parity

Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997)<p>On May 31, 1912, Chinese-American experimental physicist <b>Chien-Shiung Wu</b> was born. Wu is best known for conducting the Wu …

What is Theory of Mind in Psychology?

The psychology behind understanding other people's thoughts and actions<p>Theory of mind refers to the ability to understand the mental states of others …

The Conflicting Educations Of Sam Schimmel

On Aug. 24, 1952, the Silook and Oozevaseuk families of Gambell, Alaska, welcomed a baby girl into the world and introduced her to the island that had been their home for centuries. Gambell is at the western edge of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. When the weather is clear, you can see …

Empathy

Character Is Crucial by Stoic Meditations | Anchor - The easiest way to start a podcast

Current Episode<p>Character Is Crucial<p>Feb 7, 201802:11<p>More Episodes<p>Think about bad stuff happening, get comfortable with it<p>May 25, 201802:37<p>After every …

"I Am Not a Man, I Am Dynamite": Peter Sloterdijk on Nietzsche - Los Angeles Review of Books

“It’s very hard to conceive of a sane god.”<p>Peter Sloterdijk is one of the most controversial thinkers in the world. In many ways, he is the heir of …

Philosophy

What Is Consciousness?

Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers

Major Schools of Thought in Psychology

When psychology first emerged as a science separate from biology and philosophy, the debate over how to describe and explain the human mind and …

Wolfgang Pauli and the Pauli Principle

Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958)<p>On April 25, 1900, Austrian-born Swiss theoretical physicist <b>Wolfgang Ernst Pauli</b> was born. Pauli is one of the pioneers of …

Religion 101: Divination in Ancient Civilizations

With the increasing dependence of domesticate plants and animals, human societies became larger and more complex. The human need to uncover the …

5 Things You'll Want to Know From Vertex Pharmaceuticals' Q1 Conference Call

You've probably heard by now that <b>Vertex Pharmaceuticals</b> (NASDAQ: VRTX) once again hit the ball out of the park with its 2018 first-quarter results. Year-over-year revenue growth of 33% and adjusted earnings-per-share growth of 85% is the kind of performance that makes investors happy campers.<p>The …

Inside the Controversial World of Slum Tourism

Travel<p>People have toured the world’s most marginalized, impoverished districts for over a century.<p>Hundreds of shanty towns line the riverbanks, train tracks, and garbage dumps in the Filipino capital—the most jammed-packed areas in one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Around a quarter …

Slumdog Millionaire

Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Twenty-seven years ago, a group of physicists made an accidental discovery that flipped mathematics on its head. The physicists were trying to work …

'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

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …