Some therapists have been using music for years to help kids on the autism spectrum overcome issues of hyperactivity or speech. But evidence it’s clinically effective is mostly anecdotal. And insurers don’t pay for therapies that have only anecdotal support. Now, researchers are in the final stages of a study that hopes to provide the rigorous scientific proof that music therapy is effective.
Nearly 90,000 people die each year from excessive drinking. But researchers have made a recent discovery in the brains of mice that could provide a new treatment to curb the urge to binge.
Deciding what to feed your child can be confusing for new parents… Especially when it comes to food allergies. In the last 10 years, peanut allergies have doubled in western countries. Scientists have found that exposing infants to peanuts early on can dramatically reduce their chances of becoming allergic later. Miriam Sitz reports on this major shift in thinking.
Two astronauts will spend a year at the International Space Station. One of them, American Scott Kelly, has a twin brother, former astronaut Mark Kelly, back on Earth. Researchers are taking advantage of the unique opportunity to research the effects of space on human health by performing regular medical tests on both brothers.
Love at first sight? Such a cliché. But love at first smell, at first listen? Research might just back that up. Miriam Sitz follows her nose — and ears — searching for the science of attraction.
This Wednesday, Wikimedia and eight other organizations sued the NSA. The lawsuit challenges the agency’s widespread use of mass surveillance online. I spoke with Michelle Paulson, senior legal counsel for Wikimedia, about how they believe the NSA’s program is damaging to privacy and even freedom.
Solar winds are incredibly powerful bursts of high energy particles, and when they explode toward earth, they can do major damage to electronic systems — especially if there’s no advanced warning. A new satellite called DSCOVR is on its way to a lookout point in space. From there, it’ll send data back to earth, giving us a heads up about solar weather events heading our way.
Host 1: It’s been a year and a half since Hurricane Sandy hit New York, and residents in places like the Rockaways say they don’t feel much more protected than they did in the immediate aftermath of the storm. They feel things that could make them safer aren’t being done. Host 2: But policy makers […]
Industry analysts say Amazon is getting ready to roll out its grocery delivery service, Fresh, to New York at some point this year. That, paired with a new device that makes it easier for customers to shop online, is set to disrupt the city’s grocery market.
The emerging field of synthetic biology has hit a milestone: creating an entire chromosome—one of the 16 belonging to yeast—from scratch.
NYC wants to be a global technology center — a natural home for start-ups. But when it comes to broadband infrastructure buildout and speed, it lags behind many of its peers. What is the city doing to ensure it’s competitive place and what are the obstacles in its way.
ELEANOR: We heard earlier how our personal privacy has been threatened online by the Heartbleed breach. FELICE: But the European Parliament has just voted to protect the internet in a different way – to protect its freedoms. ELEANOR: I found that in this country there are no such protections – but there is a fiery […]