Shae Herrick

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Landmark Study Identifies Key Brain Difference In Autism

Scientists linked differences in neurotransmitter activity to hypersensitivity in individuals with autism.<p>Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have identified, for the first time, a link between the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and symptoms of autism -- a finding that may pave the way for …

Autism

A Dad Is Hilariously Illustrating The Funny Things Kids Say

"I love you with all my butt."

How Football Pulled The Trigger: Zack Langston's Family Reflects On His Tragically Short Life

Former Division II football player Zack Langston died at age 26 with CTE, the same brain disease found in Junior Seau and the subject of the film "Concussion."<p><b>Until the moment he pulled the trigger</b>, Zack Langston was trying to fix himself. He took medication. Quit medication. Switched jobs. Saw a …

The Embarrassment of Christmas!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!<p>Trees and lights. Congested malls and laughing Santas. Candlelight services and family reunions.<p>It's a wonderful, exhausting, and hectic time of year. As a matter of fact, if we can stay busy enough, if we can just keep ourselves distracted, we might even …

Four Reasons for Decline of Religion

Religious participation is declining among Americans even though religion is still very popular. According to the latest Religious Landscape Study by the Pew Research Forum, the percentage of Americans who believe in God, attend religious services and pray daily has declined significantly during …

Researchers used science to make best guess at what Jesus looked like -- and and this is what they found

Images of what artists have imagined Jesus to look like are prolific. Most of them, in contemporary Western societies, depict a brown or …

Your Foul Mouth Proves That You’re Smart, Says Science

Fluent use of profanity can be a sign of an articulate nature and a deep intelligence, say researchers from two separate studies. So, the next time you find yourself unleashing a string of f-bombs next to a set of raised eyebrows, take comfort in knowing mom did not (necessarily) create a …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

Genetic Memory: How We Know Things We Never Learned

I met my first savant 52 years ago and have been intrigued with that remarkable condition ever since. One of the most striking and consistent things …

The Love That Is Neither Easy Nor Natural

What is the dumbest thing you have ever said? You probably don’t want to repeat it. Since I think it is edifying to remember, I’ll reset my moment. I …

Evangelical Christianity

New Study Shows Humans Are on Autopilot Nearly Half the Time

A new study by Daniel Gilbert (who wrote a great book called 'Stumbling on Happiness') and Matthew Killingsworth, confirms something we've all …

"Cardio" may cause heart disease - Part I

I suppose this is not exactly what they had in mind when they first called chronic aerobic exercise "cardio" in the days of Disco.<p>I first saw this …

Medical Research

First female Church of England bishop consecrated in York

Libby Lane made bishop of Stockport, despite interruption of Paul Williamson, who has history of opposing female priests<p>The Rt Rev Libby Lane has been made the bishop of Stockport with solemn oaths, high ceremony, and a sermon that drew on Call the Midwife in York Minster.<p>Since it was first built …

Christianity

Undeveloped 31 rolls of film shot by an American WWII soldier over 70 years ago

The Rescued Film Project is an online archive gallery of images that were captured on film between the 1930's and late 1990's. Each image in their …

Europe is becoming a no God zone

If we don't act fast to protect outward signs of observance, then religion will be purged completely from public life in the West<p>The visitor to London walks past the plaited breads stacked in the window of a Jewish Deli. A passerby wears a hijab. Children in grey uniforms run out of the gates of …

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 …

The blood test that could revolutionize concussion treatment — and pro sports

Neuroscientists have developed a means of assessing an individual injury’s long-term neurological damage<p>The Sunday after Thanksgiving last year proved tragic for family and friends of 22-year-old Kosta Karageorge. The defensive tackle for the Ohio State Buckeyes was found dead that day after …

4 Amazing Stretches for Injury Prevention

In an FST session, you hop on a massage table with comfortable stabilizing straps, and a therapist gently pulls and moves your legs, arms, spine, and neck in different ways to stretch the fascia and lubricate your joints. "The therapist uses their body as leverage to create traction and gently …

Forget the selfish gene; no, no, it’s the ribosome that’s selfish, say researchers

E. coli 70S ribosome/ Vossman, Wikimedia Commons<p>Since the discovery of how DNA encodes genetic information, most research on the evolution of life …

Biology

18 Things Every Starbucks Addict Needs To Have At Their Wedding

If you love Starbucks so much, you should marry (in) it.

Weddings

Weight Lifting Can Make You Smarter? – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

There is proof, as far as proof can be made certain in the context of a scientific study, that lifting weights will in fact improve the ability of …

The future of fitness could be a chest-worn sticker

For the last couple of years, medical science has been working on a way to build health sensors into stickers for better patient monitoring. It looks as if the folks behind AmpStrip might have gotten there first. AmpStrip is a piece of wearable technology that sticks onto your chest (we're told …

Flicker: Your Brain on Movies by Jeffrey Zacks – how Hollywood has changed your mind

An actor on a screen throws a punch. We, watching, duck. What’s going on? This is a revelatory guide to the neuroscience of film<p>These days, human beings are nowhere more at home than in front of a screen. I refer you to <i>Gogglebox</i>, the Channel 4 series in which families and friends are filmed as they …

Osama Bin Laden

Researchers Discover How a Protein Crucial to Learning and Memory Works

<b>Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found out how a protein crucial to learning works: by removing a biochemical “clamp” that prevents connections</b> …