Artificial eye dominance may speed reading for people with dyslexia

Flashing lights, eye-dominance test correlates eye physiology and dyslexia. These all standard symptoms of dyslexia. Dyslexia is a spectrum disorder, one that covers many aspects of reading and writing, so when people start touting single causes, my skepticism goes into overdrive. But it turns out that new research on its causes is reasonably solid, and it raises some […]

Steep decline of wasps and other flying nasties is a bad sign

Aphids, midges and wasps are being added to the list of rapidly vanishing insects. It’s another alarming sign of a sixth mass extinction, says Olive Heffernan It’s not just bees and butterflies that are vanishing. It’s many, many other insects too. In yet more evidence that we are in the throes of Earth’s sixth mass extinction, […]

Rechtspopulismus: Der Fluchtreflex der anderen

Überschäumende Hysterie? Flatterhafte Angstreflexe? Nein. Ich bin gerne in der Volkspartei CDU, die demokratisch auf Sorgen reagiert, anstatt diese moralisch abzuwerten. “Wie kannst du nur!”, sagt der Freund. Sein Blick haftet auf dem Display seines Smartphones, auf dem just in diesem Augenblick eine Eilmeldung aufleuchtet. Der Freund legt sein Besteck auf das geblümte Tischtuch nieder, […]

Macron’s dog interrupts meeting

Nemo, Emmanuel Macron’s black labrador-griffon cross, made his presence felt at the Elysee. Copy this link Share this with Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Copy this link Share this with Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Copy this link Share this with Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Copy this link Share this with Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Copy this […]

Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump warned House Republicans on Sunday that 2018 would be a political failure for the GOP and disappointment for the nation if they fail on tax overhaul. A GOP aide familiar with the conversation said Trump told the lawmakers again and again that the party would have a steep […]

Satelliten vs. Schrott: Die Bundeswehr will helfen

Im Erdorbit treffen immer mehr Satelliten auf immer mehr Raumfahrtschrott. Ein neues Radarsystem soll helfen, Zusammenstöße im All zu verhindern. Mit GESTRA soll Deutschland eine eigene Radarüberwachung bekommen. Regelmäßig neue Updates aus dem WIRED-Kosmos! Im Erdorbit treffen immer mehr Satelliten auf immer mehr Raumfahrtschrott. Ein neues Radarsystem soll helfen, Zusammenstöße im All zu verhindern. Mit […]

College football’s Week 8 winners and losers

Florida State’s high hopes for the season are up in flames, and now the Seminoles will have a challenge just to make a bowl game. Florida State won 22 games in a row at home before falling to Clemson, the eventual national champion, last October. Since that Saturday the Seminoles have lost five of eight […]

Catalonia’s leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid

Catalonia’s leaders said on Saturday they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government, as a political crisis that has rattled the economy and raised fears of prolonged unrest showed no signs of easing. 5 Min Read MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Catalonia’s leaders said on Saturday they would not accept direct […]