Like many geeks of the post-Sputnik generation, I grew up hoping that space travel would be common by the time I reached middle age. Weaned on a youthful diet of speculative fiction by the likes
In 2007, the United Nations passed a resolution declaring April 2 World Autism Awareness Day — an annual opportunity for fundraising organizations to bring public attention to a condition considered rare just a decade ago.
I woke up in a rented room in London in the middle of the night, feeling like my eyes had been packed with hot sand and the lids were somehow glued together. When I pried
Yesterday in Washington, amid great fanfare, the Republican senator from Oklahoma, Tom Coburn, released a 73-page report called The National Science Foundation: Under the Microscope. The report — deemed “scathing” in an “exclusive” by ABC News,
In November of 1966, the poet Allen Ginsberg made a modest proposal to a room full of Unitarian ministers in Boston. “Everybody who hears my voice try the chemical LSD at least once,” he intoned.
Two things that the anti-vaccine movement offers to parents of kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder that the pro-vaccine forces generally don’t, Seth Mnookin says, are answers and a supportive community. As the author of The
Daniel Hernandez, the 20-year-old college junior who saved Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ life by tending to her wounds until the ambulance arrived after Saturday’s horrific shooting, doesn’t consider himself a hero. “Doing something one-off is not heroic,”
The National Organization for Marriage conducted a dark and troubling experiment in Iowa on Tuesday. Funded by secret donors from out of state, NOM and other anti-gay groups poured an estimated $1 million into attack
Neena Schwartz is a legend in reproductive biology. A trailblazing endocrinologist, she helped map the pathways of communication between the brain and the reproductive organs, uncovering the crucial role of a hormone called inhibin in
Please read my exclusive Wired interview with the first openly autistic White House appointee in history, Ari Ne’eman. In December, Ne’eman — the 22-year-old founder of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network — was nominated by President