Karen Nelson Messamore

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New 3D map of the human brain offers 50 times more detail than previous reconstructions

The inner workings of the human brain are still a fairly mysterious frontier despite all we've learned in recent decades, but a recently-completed initiative should provide a better map of what's inside our heads than anything we've seen thus far. According to <i>Nature</i>, scientists have successfully …

Review of The Autistic Brain

To many, Temple Grandin is the public face of autism. A professor of animal science at Colorado State University, Grandin's story has significantly …

Oops! When "Autism" Isn t Autistic Disorder: Hyperlexia and Einstein Syndrome

The good news is that occasionally one reads about children who have 'recovered' from, or who have 'out-grown' their 'autism'. And that's great. Not …

The Horrible Psychology of Solitary Confinement

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.10.13.<p>Time of Publication: 4:10 pm. 4:10 pm<p>In the largest prison protest in …

Pick the Right Color for Design or Decorating with This Color Psychology Chart

Colors, we've seen before, quickly convey emotions and affect people's moods. Whether you're choosing paint for a room or are designing a …

Color Psychology: Does It Affect How You Feel?

Do you feel anxious in a yellow room? Does the color blue make you feel calm and relaxed? Artists and interior designers have long believed that …

47 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Need To Know About Yourself

Or maybe just 100 things that everyone should know about humans!<p>The order that I'll present these 100 things is going to be pretty random. So the fact that this first one is first doesn't mean that it's the most important ... just that it came to mind first.<p><i>Dr. Susan Weinschenk is the author of</i> …

11 Unexpected Facts About Attraction

From the subtle to the surprising: What science tells us about the forces that draw you to others—and them to you.<p>Your Parents Were Yuppies<p>Your …

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WATCH: The Story of a Man Who Faked Insanity

<b>TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new</b> …

Children with autism leave 'silly' out

When a child with autism copies the actions of an adult, he or she is likely to omit anything “silly” about what they’ve just seen. In contrast, …

Dog pictured floating to sleep in owner's arms has died

Schoep, the arthritic dog who became an Internet sensation last summer when he was photographed floating peacefully in Lake Superior in his owner’s arms, has passed away.<p>The 20-year-old dog’s owner, John Unger, announced the death of his best friend on Facebook on Thursday evening.<p>“I Breathe But I …

'Beware of this kid': Parent, daycare spat goes public online - TODAY.com

<i>In an all-new undercover investigation, Chris Hansen revealed more of the hidden world of the Wild Web on Dateline on Friday, July 19, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.</i><p>There was a time when people would have an argument, maybe yell for a bit, and that would be the end of it. But now, with the free megaphone …

Mother Seeks Hooker Online to Take Son's Virginity

In the God-I-Hope-That's-Not-Real department is this nugget from Gawker.com, detailing a Philadelphia mother's ad on Craigslist's "casual encounters" section seeking a young woman who will, for a fee, claim her "socially awkward" son's virginity and turn him into a "cool college kid" prior to his …

Boy dangles by head four storeys up in China

A five-year-old in China is left dangling from a building, four storeys up, after he gets his head stuck in balcony railings.<p>The five-year-old reportedly got his head stuck in a window cage after climbing over it to look for his mother.<p>The boy was seen by locals flayling his legs about as his head …

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O. J. Simpson Cover | Matt Mahurin

If you were not living under a rock in the 90s, you probably have heard of O.J. Simpson and his murder trial. In short, the former football star (and …

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Gulp! Teen boys inhale homemade blowdarts, docs warn

Teenage boys messing around with homemade blowguns are showing up in some emergency rooms after accidentally sucking the needle-tipped darts down their windpipes, doctors say.<p>No one knows how many mishaps may have occurred, but researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, say …

McCain Goes After 'Stand Your Ground'; Cruz Avoids 2016 Talk

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Arizona Sen. <b>John McCain</b> said he wants states to review "stand your ground" laws after the George …

McDonald's Can't Figure Out How Its Workers Survive on Minimum Wage

In a financial planning guide for its workers, the company accidentally illustrates precisely how impossible it is to scrape by on a fast food paycheck.<p>Well this is both embarrassing and deeply telling.<p>In what appears to have been a gesture of goodwill gone haywire, McDonald's recently teamed up …

Georgia Woman Dies From Fire Ant Sting

The unexpected death of a Georgia woman is being blamed on a tiny ant.<p>Jenny Pomeroy, 65, died Monday after having a severe allergic reaction to the …

Family Reels After Married Dad Vanishes for 16 Years, Reappears Gay

Have you ever thought about leaving everything behind? What if you could start over, just hit the reset button and escape your life?<p>"I've never …

Six Flags Over Texas: Woman Dies While Riding 'Texas Giant' Rollercoaster

A woman died on a rollercoaster at the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington, Texas, apparently after falling out of her seat, a witness …

Cory Monteith's Death Shows Rehab Alone Won't Cure Addiction

Cory Monteith's death less than three months after finishing a 30-day rehab program has some scratching their heads: Shouldn't rehab have cured the …

Witnesses on Six Flags Over Texas Roller Coaster Death: 'That Could Have Been Me'

Authorities are working to determine if a woman was not properly secured in her seat after she fell to her death from an amusement park roller …

Calif. Mom Shackled Son's Ankles Over Fears of Gang Involvement, Police Said

A 10-year-old Santa Ana, Calif., boy is in protective custody after his mother allegedly shackled chains around his ankles as a way to keep him …