New study shows hidden genes may underlie autism severity

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 15, 2019) — Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have implicated a largely hidden part of the human genome in the severity of autism symptoms, a discovery that could lead to new insights into the disorder and eventually to clinical therapies for the condition. The researchers found the critical…

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Medical News Today: What increases the odds of having twins?

There are many myths about how to improve the odds of having twins. Although there are no proven ways to increase the likelihood of conceiving twins, there are certain factors that can make this type of pregnancy more likely. Twins can occur either when two separate eggs become fertilized in the womb or when a…

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Australia Fare: In Sydney, Sri Lankan Cuisine Gets a Thrilling Update

SYDNEY, Australia — The chef O Tama Carey is blessed with a number of remarkable origin stories. She was conceived, she said, on the banks of the Mulgrave River in Queensland. Her unusual one-letter first name came from the imagination of her father, who told her it stood for omitama, a Japanese word that he…

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They’ve Taken America’s Temperature — and It’s Running High

Americans are suffering through a very bad cold season — but not a terrible flu season, which would be far more threatening, according to the makers of a smart thermometer that accurately tracked last year’s highly lethal flu season. Nearly 1 million American households use Kinsa Health’s internet-connected thermometers and they submit about 40,000 readings…

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Rites of Passage: Meeting My 84-Year-Old Father’s New Girlfriend

His one-finger-peck technique meant he was perpetually bent over his screen, loafing at the breakfast table amid drained coffee cups or lingering in the car long after the rest of us had gotten out. His phone was set to ping loudly — for the benefit of octogenarian ears — with each text’s arrival. Ping! Ping!…

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Victoria Gotti Is Back in a Big Way on Your Teensy Screens

Back in the day, Donald J. Trump was known to study New York’s larger-than-life figures, swashbucklers like George Steinbrenner and Frank Sinatra, to develop the swagger he wanted to have as he rose in prominence. And then there was John Gotti, the crime boss. “I know that they knew each other,” said his daughter Victoria…

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Maryland Rye Whiskey Has Finally Returned. But What Was It in the First Place?

BALTIMORE — H.L. Mencken, the Jazz Age scribe who loved Baltimore and booze in equal measure, spared no opportunity to praise his state’s famous rye whiskey. It was, he said, “the most healthful appetizer yet discovered by man.” The Mencken family doctor, he added, apparently approved: “He believed and taught that a shot of Maryland…

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The Least Vegas Neighborhood in Vegas

Azia Skeen discovered Las Vegas’s little-known (to tourists, anyway) Arts District by chance. Her plane home to San Diego was delayed, and at 19, she was too young to gamble in the casinos. With 12 hours to kill, she wandered into the Arts District, an 18-square-block area of low-slung commercial properties and current and former…

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Ava DuVernay Joins Prada as the Co-Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council

Getty ImagesPascal Le Segretain Filmmaker, screenwriter, and activist, Ava DuVernay has always been on the frontlines of the fight against oppression, using films like 13th to address the racial injustices plaguing the black community, and her Twitter platform to support Colin Kaepernick’s NFL protest and denounce «white privilege.» Now, DuVernay is bringing her fight to…

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Valentine’s Day in Times Square

Image Rosa Torres and Randell Alston were one of two couples selected by the Times Square Alliance to have their wedding ceremony in the center of Times Square on Valentine’s Day.CreditSara Kerens for Times Square Arts Alliance Couples migrated to Times Square this week for the annual Times Square Valentine Heart celebration. Some got married,…

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