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Study links autism severity to genetics, ultrasound - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to …

A guy just transcribed 30 years of for-rent ads. Here’s what it taught us about housing prices

<i>Update: Before you read this, know that there’s since been some pretty persuasive criticism of Fischer’s initial model (and therefore my analysis of</i> …

Bedtime stories - 'it's better if dad reads them'

When men read stories to their children, they encourage them to use their imagination more, a study reveals<p>Children benefit more from their father reading them bedtime stories than their mother, new research has revealed.<p>Questions posed by men when reading to children were found to have sparked …

How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire

Steve Jobs had massive ambition, but Holmes's is arguably larger. While revolutionizing consumer technology is formidable, Holmes believes her company will actually save lives. Her diagnostic lab test upstart is aiming to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and to help grow it by another $125 billion. …

Genetic Engineering

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

Micronesia

Microsoft app turns iPhone into 3-D scanner

If you keep track of the ways the iPhone is a revolutionary tool, you can soon add 3-D printing the growing list.<p>A Microsoft research team has created an app that turns any smartphone camera into a 3-D scanner without the need for extra hardware.<p>The MobileFusion app could open the world to 3-D …