Researchers look for medical proof music therapy helps kids with autism

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.

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Wikimedia Files Suit Against NSA


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.

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DSCOVR Satellite Will Warn of Incoming Solar Storms


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.

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