New research shows community forest management reduces both deforestation and poverty

Giving local communities in Nepal the opportunity to manage their forests has simultaneously reduced deforestation and poverty in the region, new research has shown. In the largest study of its kind, an international team of experts led by The University of Manchester has found that community-forest management led to a 37% relative reduction in deforestation…

Details

A step toward better understanding brain anatomy of autism spectrum disorder

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often lumped into a single catch-all group, despite significant differences in symptom profile and severity. Further muddying the waters when trying to understand and treat ASD, many previous studies show significant variability in findings. A new study, led by researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and the…

Details

Why creative experts may be better at imagining the future

IMAGE: Results from Study 2. (A) Creative experts and controls are matched on self-reported career success. Relative to controls, creative experts demonstrate greater (B) subjective distal simulation vividness and (C) objective… view more  Credit: Chart provided by Meghan Meyer Humans use imagination a lot, whether it be thinking about what’s for dinner later tonight or trying…

Details

It Takes a Printer …

Homes Made to Order The San Francisco designer Yves Béhar has been using 3-D printing technology since the 1990s. So he’s not as surprised as perhaps the rest of us would be to learn that soon you’ll be able to 3-D print not only a house but an entire village. Mr. Béhar’s firm, Fuseproject, teamed…

Details