Pacific Island Undiscovered

Here’s something to cheer up the team behind Apple’s notorious mapping fails: a South Pacific island shown on both Google Maps and old-school atlases turns out not to exist. Sandy Island is shown as lying around 80 percent of the way along a line from the Australian coastal town of Cairns and the French-governed island […]

Geeky Parents Are (Probably) More Likely to Have Children with Autism

The origins of autism spectrum disorders has long been under debate; everything from childhood vaccines (now debunked) to prenatal care to environmental agents have been researched, and while the causes of autism are perhaps varied and unpredictable, and research is still incomplete, the best working theory involves assortative mating. Backing up the idea that specific […]