Study into the Genetics of Autism Offers New Clues, as well as More Questions

October 15, 2016
A new study into the 651 genes associated with autism has been published in the medical research journal Behavior Genetics. The findings of the study, conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), lays new groundwork for understanding... continued

NASA Develops a Bandage that uses Electricity to Heal Wounds

October 14, 2016
Researchers at NASA have developed a new substance that generates minute amounts of electricity, for use in a bandage that takes advantage of an electrically-based healing process. This new substance, a polymer called polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), produces a mild electrical... continued

Edgar Mitchell and John Podesta Talk ETs & Space Weapons in Leaked Email

October 13, 2016
 In a recently-released data-dump of emails hacked from Hillary Clinton's email account, Wikileaks included approximately 1,100 emails belonging to her campaign manager, John Podesta. Among them were two recent emails from Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, a long-time advocate of... continued

Up to One-Third of Native Americans may have Ancient European Roots

October 12, 2016
A genetic study of the world's oldest anatomically-modern human, the body of a boy buried 24,000 years ago near Siberia's Lake Baikal, has revealed that this individual was of European ancestry. This finding is surprising, in that Lake Baikal, the... continued

Different Types of Meditation Affect Different Parts of the Brain: A Little Something for Everyone

October 11, 2016
Many of us have been there: we've taken up meditation, followed the practice to the letter, but just couldn't get into the proper state, or didn't achieve any tangible benefits. It is, however, important to remember that each of us... continued

Matthew Takes Aim at Orlando

October 8, 2016
The governors of Florida and South Carolina have warned all residents in areas that may be affected by Hurricane Matthew  to evacuate or make appropriate preparations. The storm has crossed Haiti, but with communications down over most of the island, damage... continued

Pluto May Very Well Have a Liquid Ocean, Too

October 8, 2016
As the data being transmitted by the New Horizons space probe continues to flow back to Earth, scientists poring over the information continue to find new surprises, including possible evidence that Pluto has a subsurface ocean of liquid water. Scans... continued

A Baby has been Born with DNA from Three Parents

October 7, 2016
As counter-intuitive as it may sound, a baby has been born that has the DNA of three separate people. While we're quite familiar with the traditional combination of genetic material from two reproductive cells -- ovum and sperm -- this... continued

Stopping Light Cold: Australian Scientists Freeze Photons for Use in Quantum Computers

October 6, 2016
 Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a method of freezing and storing light, an important step on the road to developing quantum computers. Most switches used in quantum computing experiments are made up of trapped ions or... continued

A Baltimore Elementary School has Replaced Detention… with Meditation!

October 4, 2016
For decades, misbehaving students in our culture could expect to be sent to detention, a form of punishment that is meant to discipline the unruly child: a practice that sometimes works, and sometimes does not. But one elementary school in... continued