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In Schizophrenia, Weak Electric Current to Brain May Improve Thinking

Schizophrenia patients who receive light electrical stimulation to the brain experience an improvement in short-term memory, according to a new study …

Researchers Reactivate Lost Memories With Optogenetics

<b>Memories that have been “lost” as a result of amnesia can be recalled by activating brain cells with light.</b><p>In a paper published today in the journal</i> …

Her Sister Killed Her Kids — And She Forgave Her

During a shocking psychotic break, Danielle Lambert's twin walked her children into oncoming traffic.<p>As the doctor gently shut the hospital room door, Danielle Lambert knew that the news was bad. She and her husband, Ken, collapsed into each other's arms and wept. "There were no words. We knew our …

Schizophrenia is a disease like any other

Like any other chronic ailment, schizophrenia too can be managed through consistent medication and the will of patients and their families to work …

James Holmes' mental health will soon take focus in Colorado theater shooting trial

Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting are steadily moving toward the heart of their case: the testimony of two court-appointed doctors expected to say James Holmes was sane when he opened fire on a packed midnight showing of a Batman movie.<p>The first month of Holmes' death penalty trial has …

Unicode of Death got you down? Here’s how to fix it

Some iPhone users are getting a flashback to 2013 as a new version of the so-called “Unicode of Death” has returned to wreak havoc with their iMessages.<p>The security exploit, which activates when someone sends you the message in the image above, reportedly forces jailbroken handsets into Safe Mode …

Unicode

In notebook read to jury, James Holmes wrote of 'obsession'

<b>(CNN) —</b> James Holmes for years thought of how to kill a large number of people, according to a notebook he kept before a 2012 mass killing in a Colorado movie theater.<p>"The obsession to kill since I was a kid, with age became more and more realistic," he wrote in the notebook, which he sent to a …

Psychology

You Could One Day Be Identified By Your Unique 'Brainprint'

Sometimes, other people interpret your words differently than you may have intended--like you’re not on the same wavelength. Turns out that the …

How to solve it: here's the answer to Denise's birthday problem

The last word on Albert, Bernard, Cheryl and Denise. With workings.<p>Guzzlers, how did you get on?<p>Let me first restate the problem. Albert, Bernard and Cheryl became friends with Denise, and they wanted to know when her birthday is. Denise gave them a list of 20 possible dates.<p>Denise then told …

Mathematics

Kim Jong-un claims 'photoshopped' North Korea missile launch was 'eye-opening miracle'

North Korean leader praises test of submarine-launched missile as "historic event" - despite experts claiming launch was manipulated by state media<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hailed the recent test of a submarine-launched missile as a miraculous leap forward - despite experts claiming …

Border Patrol Agents Tase an Unarmed Woman Inside the U.S.

Video of the encounter suggests another instance of needless escalation and excessive force.<p>When the Border Patrol stopped Jessica A. Cooke at a checkpoint, the 21-year-old was about to earn her degree in law-enforcement leadership from New York’s public-university system. Due to her course work, …

Inside America's Juvenile-Detention System

C.T., age 15: "I got kicked out of school for partying and truancy. I use meth. They have had me here for 2 weeks. I thi<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Richard Ross<p>1 of …

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

LONDON (AP) — Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had …

Europe

Brelo verdict: Cleveland officer acquitted after shooting unarmed couple - now what?

<b>(CNN) —</b> How can a police officer fire 15 shots into a car with two unarmed people inside and then get acquitted after their deaths?<p>That's exactly what happened when a judge announced Saturday that Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo was not guilty of voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault …

Justice

Cheryl's birthday puzzle part two, Denise's revenge - can you solve it?

Exclusive: all was well with Albert, Bernard and Cheryl until Denise showed up ... that’s right, it’s another birthday brainteaser from Singapore<p>How to solve it! Cheryl’s birthday puzzle part two: Denise’s revenge<p>Welcome to the first of my new puzzle series. Every second Monday I’ll be posting some …

Mathematics

Why the last of the JFK files could embarrass the CIA

Among the documents are roughly 3,600 that have never been seen by the public.<p>COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Shortly after the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Chief Justice Earl Warren, who oversaw the first official inquiry, was asked by a reporter if the full record would be made …

Surveillance

Uncomfortably numb: The people who feel no pain

Researchers have identified a third gene that causes congenital insensitivity to pain when mutated<p>Being unable to feel pain may sound appealing, but it would be extremely hazardous to your health. Pain is, for most of us, a very unpleasant feeling, but it serves the important evolutionary purpose …

Mutations

Rights groups attack Myanmar child birth restrictions

Human rights groups have attacked a controversial new law in Myanmar that will force some women to have children at least three year apart.<p>Khin Lay of the Yangon-based Triangle Women Support Group criticised the move on Monday, saying it would exclusively target the country's minority Muslim …

Rights & Freedoms

The U.S. military, where sexism runs rampant: 5 things you need to know about female servicemembers this Memorial Day

Women in the military face higher rates of unintended pregnancy and additional barriers treating PTSD<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 25, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for the dead, but also an opportunity to reflect on the living. Here are five things you need to know about women in the …

Military

ISIS executes 262, as it takes ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, group says

<b>(CNN) —</b> When ISIS captures a city, the bloodshed is hardly over, as the militants summarily execute captive fighters and residents by the dozens. In Syria, they have killed more than 250 of them in less than two weeks.<p>At least 13 of the victims were children, said the Syrian Observatory for Human …

Palmyra

The Fat-Shamed 'Dancing Man' Who Became an Internet Sensation Attends a Party in His Honor in L.A.

A man who was body-shamed online after an image of him dancing went viral attended a huge dance party in his honor in Los Angeles on Saturday.<p>Sean O’ …