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We now have a way to objectively determine how upset someone is

When a patient walks into a therapist’s office, there’s no way to know just how upset he or she is feeling. A serious bout of depression in one patient could look like a bad day for another. Unfortunately, there’s no good objective measurement for emotions, but that could be about to …

Psychology

Leave it out: are food intolerances fact or fad?

Serious food allergies are rare, while intolerance of many common foods – from dairy products to gluten in bread – is increasing. Are we in the midst of a health craze or something more complicated?<p>You know the scenario: you invite some friends over for dinner and they graciously accept. But then …

Immune System

Why your kettle could take longer to boil when the wind isn't blowing

Voltage of household electricity supplies could be routinely reduced to help manage intermittent renewable energy<p>Households' lights could be dimmed and kettles take longer to boil when the wind isn't blowing, under Government-backed plans to routinely dip the voltage of Britain's electricity …

Smart Highways That Can Charge Your Electric Car Are Coming To The U.K.

On these roads, a Tesla might never have to stop.<p>If you’ve got an electric car in the United States, the distance between charging stations could make a long road trip fraught with anxiety. But what if the highway you’re riding on recharged your car as your drove it, no stops required?<p>The U.K., …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Medical Research

The Age of the Robot Worker Will Be Worse for Men

The jobs that are least vulnerable to automation tend to be held by women.<p>Many economists and technologists believe the world is on the brink of a new industrial revolution, in which advances in the field of artificial intelligence will obsolete human labor at an unforgiving pace. Two Oxford …

Exposing Companies That Pay Women Less Than Men

How the British government is addressing a global problem<p>It’s often considered gauche to ask people about their salaries, but the British government is planning to do just that. In a bid to combat the gender pay gap, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Tuesday that his government will …

What New Horizons Is Looking For On Pluto, And How

After nine years and three billion miles, here’s what we're learning from it all<p>At 7:50am EDT tomorrow, July 14, New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched, will perform the first close-encounter flyby of Pluto and its system of five known moons. During that approach, New Horizons will be …

Solar System

Why you might be 20 years older than your actual age

Some people are ageing three years every 12 months, scientists have found<p>It is said that time waits for no man, but biologically speaking some people are barely ageing at all while others are speeding through their lives at the rate of three years every 12 months, scientists have found.<p>For the …

Aging

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

Results imply creative people are 25% more likely to carry genes that raise risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. But others argue the evidence is flimsy<p>The ancient Greeks were first to make the point. Shakespeare raised the prospect too. But Lord Byron was, perhaps, the most direct of them …

Mental Health

Is death closer than you think? This quiz may hold the answer

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget clairvoyants, fortune tellers or tarot cards: If you have a burning desire to know how far you are along life's path, this online quiz claims to be able to provide an estimate.<p>The quiz, on the website "Ubble" (a nickname for UK Longevity Explorer), is designed for UK residents aged …

Biomedicine

Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem

Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30% of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests.<p>By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three times more likely than their non-victimized peers …

University of Cambridge

How Bad Bots Are Destroying The Internet

The Internet has been described in many different ways over the years. We don’t use the term “information superhighway” much anymore, but a recent …

The iCubs are coming! How robots could teach our kids and do our dirty work

They dance, play, swear and beg you to touch them. They may even let you snog someone on the other side of the planet. Meet the robots of tomorrow<p>A bedside table on wheels is practising three-point turns around the room, rising up and down and cheekily cocking its head as it glides, while a furry …

Robotics

Are Super Athletes the Secret to Health?

They can run farther, jump higher, and swim faster. Now a group of researchers at Stanford thinks super athletes may be the missing link in the …

Mutations

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

Surgeons replace a 12-year-old's cancerous vertebra with a 3D-printed implant

According to market-based research firm IDTechEx, the medical and dental market for 3D-printers is set to grow from US$141 million to $868 million by …

Live Science

Zensor device<p>The X Prize Foundation is hosting a $10 million competition to develop a mobile health-monitoring device that can diagnose and interpret …

Star Trek

Zone of Proximal Development

by Saul McLeod published, updated<p>The zone of proximal development (ZPD) has been defined as:<p>"the distance between the actual developmental level as …

Jean Piaget

by Saul McLeod, updated 2015<p>Piaget's (1936) theory of cognitive development explains how a child constructs a mental model of the world. He disagreed …

Connectivism

Training advice - The Running Bug

Out There: Runnerspeak, The Runner’s Dictionary

<i>Check out these newest additions to the runner’s vernacular.</i><p>Runners speak a language all their own.<p>We talk about “junk miles,” “dreadmills,” and …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Eat - The Running Bug

Stunning New Map Could Help Unravel The Mysteries Of The Brain

The achievement was announced on April 2 in the journal Nature Neuroscience.<p>While plenty of diseases are difficult to treat, brain diseases often stymie the medical community completely because they are challenging to even understand. In part, that's because the human brain — which has an estimated …