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Systematic reconstruction of autism biology from massive genetic mutation profiles

• B. J. O’Roak,<br>• P. Deriziotis,<br>• C. Lee,<br>• L. Vives,<br>• J. J. Schwartz,<br>• S. Girirajan,<br>• E. Karakoc,<br>• A. P. MacKenzie,<br>• S. B. Ng,<br>• C. Baker,<br>• M. J. Rieder,<br>• D. A. Nickerson,<br>• R. …

6 Tips to Make Great Photographs with the iPhone 6

When you leave home and hit the road, be it for work, play, or pretty much anything you set out to do, you should always carry a camera. There is a …

Mobile Photography

Photo Of The Day: An Emaciated Polar Bear Reveals Its Species’ Grim Future

Image Source: The DodoThis devastating photo of an emaciated polar bear presents us with yet another ugly view of a climate-changed future. Just this …

Wildlife

When the Poor Oppose a Redistribution of Wealth

As inequality spreads, support for sharing economic gains should increase. So why is it fading?<p>With all the outrage about growing economic inequality one might think that there’d also be growing support for wealth redistribution—policies that include hiking taxes for the wealthy or increasing aid …

How to Master the Pull-up

Perhaps you found this blog with the hopes of learning how to do your first pull-up, or maybe you want to increase the number you can perform. Some of you may simply want to perfect your form. We'll touch on all these points.<p>So you may be asking yourself, why even bother with pull-ups? Putting it …

15 Yoga Poses That Will Sculpt And Tone Your Butt

by Kate B<p>– on<p>in Get Your Scope<p>The benefits of practicing yoga are plentiful – flexibility, relaxation, balance, strength, not to mention the …

The First Ever VR Film Shot in a War Zone with a 360° Camera

The American news media company RYOT recently sent its World Editor, Christian Stephen, to the war-ravaged streets of Aleppo, Syria. While there, he …

Here’s the Most Comprehensive ‘Tree of Life’ Created to Date With 2.3 Million Species

Researchers have released their first crack at a “tree of life” that depicts what they say is the relationship and evolution of 2.3 billion species over a 3.5-billion-year timeline.<p>The circular tree of life comes from a collaborative effort of 10 institutions and, according to researchers, is the …

'Sick Ripper' Called Van His 'Murder Mobile,' Court Documents Say

William Devin Howell kept a "garden" of buried corpses, investigators said.<p>William Devin Howell, a drifter who has been imprisoned for eight years, may be Connecticut's most prolific killer in nearly three decades, authorities say.<p>Howell, 45, is accused in six killings. He kept the body of one …

Crime

10 Non-Baby Related Must-Haves For Every New Mom

Yeah, yeah you need diapers and nipple cream but what most parenting lists of MUST-HAVES don’t tell you is the actual real stuff you need for a baby. …

Bones From Era of Alexander the Great Raise More Questions Than Answers

Analysis of human remains may take years to sort out who was buried in massive Greek tomb.<p>Media reports and the blogosphere are fueling speculation that the remains of a woman found in a massive tomb in northern Greece may belong to Alexander the Great’s mother, Olympias, who was executed when she …

I tried a vibrating ‘smart Kegel exerciser,’ and it hurt like hell

Two weeks ago, a sexual health company called Minna Life approached <i>The Verge</i> and asked if one of our reporters might want to try the kGoal — a Kickstarter “smart Kegel exerciser” meant to help women strengthen their pelvic muscles. Having written about a number of women’s health issues, I jumped at …

10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Tucked away in Colorado’s southwestern corner, the sheer scale of this 48-mile-long canyon takes most visitors by surprise. Sculpted by the Gunnison …

National Parks

NFL announces partnership with Google, YouTube: 4 things to know

The NFL is officially on YouTube.<p>The NFL is finally coming to YouTube.<p>The league announced on Monday that beginning this week, the NFL will have its …

NFL

Prescribing Opioids To Reproductive-Aged Women Raises Concerns Over Unplanned Pregnancies

With opioids being widely prescribed to reproductive-aged women, physicians have an additional factor to take into consideration before finalizing a treatment decision for this population: unintended pregnancies.<p>According to new research released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly one …

Pregnancy

How holograms can help NASA explore Mars

NASA has gotten really good at successfully landing robots on Mars, but we're still decades away from getting humans there. Thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft, the space agency is about to bridge the gap between robot and human exploration by using immersive augmented reality.<p>Windows …

Target Employee Suicide: Mom Sues Retailer For Son’s Suicide After ‘Walk Of Shame’

A distraught mother is suing Target for her son’s suicide. The employee was allegedly paraded around the store in what is being called a “walk of …

Why is Hershey's afraid of British chocolate?

The US confectionery giant is blocking the import of British favourites such as Cadbury, but many Americans have a growing taste for good chocolate<p>American-based fans of British chocolate have been left reeling at <b>Hershey's action to ban their favourite bars from the US</b>.<p>The American confectionery …

The Disneyland outbreak is the anti-vax tipping point

We’ve gone from “elimination” of measles to a surge in cases — can you please vaccinate your kids now?<p>Hi, parents who don't vaccinate their children. Just thought you should know you're the worst. Oh, and thanks for all the measles! But the good news for the rest of us is that after years of …

Obama administration to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

The Obama administration on Monday announced a plan to shift Medicare payments it makes to hospitals and doctors so they reward quality over volume. Officials said they hoped the move would be a catalyst for the entire health-care system.<p>"It is in our common interest to build a health care system …

13 Juicy Questions Men Are Dying to Ask Women

And they have a lot of questions. During the three weeks of beta testing, men asked about 60,000 questions! Insane, right? So what do guys ask when they have anonymity and tons of women at their disposal? Here is just a small sampling of the recent questions Lulu passed along to us (some have been …

Mysterious radio signal from space caught live for first time

Astronomers in Australia have picked up an “alien” radio signal from space for the first time as it occurred. The signal, or radio “burst”, was discovered on May 15, 2014, though it’s just being reported by the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. “The burst was identified within 10 …

Four Decades After Apollo 11, Moon Trips Are Making a Comeback

It's been more than four decades since the first humans arrived on the moon, and since the last ones left, but traffic to the lunar surface could soon be on the upswing again — thanks to a new space race that involves commercial ventures as well as government-funded efforts.<p>And if Astrobotic CEO …

Space Exploration

Analyze & Troubleshoot Your Wi-Fi Network w/ NetSpot Pro | Cult of Mac Deals

• Reach maximum Wi-Fi efficiency<br>• Easily assure that hotspots are placed correctly & radio channels are assigned properly<br>• Visualize your wireless network w/ maps so you can see where to best increase connection strength<br>• Point your location on the map to starts collecting Wi-Fi data around you<br>• See dead …

Wireless

3 Supplements You Should Never Take - Consumer Reports News

5 tips for using supplements safely<p>With lax regulation and little oversight from the Food and Drug Administration, consumers need to be especially …

Facebook twists reality again and risks ruining your children

Facebook’s recent $2 billion acquisition of the virtual reality company Oculus VR means that millions of people -- lots of them teenagers -- will be able to put on an Oculus Rift headset and, as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg puts it, “enter a completely immersive computer-generated environment.” …

11 Ways to Create a Backyard Oasis - Consumer Reports

Focus on furniture<p>Choose quality furniture<p>Comfortable furniture invites your friends to settle in. Painted metals should have a uniform finish and …

Dangers of CT Scans - Consumer Reports

If you have severe pain in your abdomen or chest, fall off your bike, or are in a car accident, there’s a good chance that you’ll undergo a CT scan. …

When Doctors Act on Tradition and Emotion Over New Science

This week a major journal published new recommendations for treating high blood pressure and cholesterol. But doctors are often reluctant to change old habits.<p>A series of new studies published in this week’s <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i> underscore the complicated nature of new …