Chris Schaefer

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Teen smoking is down, but depression is up among girls, federal report finds

A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finds that depression is increasing among teenage girls, but …

Lessons on Personalities Help Teens Cope With Social Stressors, UT Study Says

Teaching teens that personality traits can change helps mitigate stress from social challenges and improve academic performance, according to a new …

'When I Was Your Age' And Other Pitfalls Of Talking To Teens About Stress

It's difficult to have a teenager's mind. The brain develops rapidly during the adolescent years, which partially explains why teens experience anger, sadness and frustration so intensely.<p>During these tumultuous years, hormones surge, bodies change and adolescents must face a number of social and …

Parenting

Teens Are Getting More Depressed But Using Fewer Drugs

The latest snapshot of mental health and substance abuse among teens and adults tells a mixed story of optimism and opportunities for improvement. …

Romanticizing Depression: Teens, Depression, and Social Media

When I wrote about Ask.fm last week, it turns out I was barely scratching the surface about what teenagers are doing online these days. Not a …

The Privatization of Space: When Things Go Wrong

A few weeks ago, Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying an unmanned Dragon capsule destined for the International Space Station (ISS) exploded. The …

Privatize The Space Shuttles? Not So Fast

When President<p>ThomasJeffersonThomas Jeffersoncommissioned an expedition to what would eventually become the western part of the United States in 1803, it was the equivalent of the Apollo missions to the Moon.<p><script language="javascript" …

Space Privatization, Tourism And Morals

(Inside Science) -- Novel technologies, innovative engineering and breathtaking discoveries could be the story of the next 100 years of space …

The Implications of the Privatization of Space Exploration

By Lina Shi<p>Background<p>The dream of space exploration has existed throughout human history. Like many other scientific breakthroughs in the US, the …

The Privatization Of Space Offers A New Hope For Humanity

Private space travel was effectively illegal until 2004. Then came along the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004, which ripped away the …

Time to Privatize NASA

John Glenn’s 1962 spaceflight and the Apollo moon landings were inspiring achievements. Unfortunately, the recently announced plan to give the …

Space Exploration

27 INTJs Explain The One Thing They Wish Others Understood About Their Personality

By Heidi Priebe,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1LywMfW<p>INTJs are the strategic, forward-thinking masterminds of the MBTI. Intensely independent and …

Myers Briggs Personality Types

The phrase <i>Myers Briggs</i> is most often used to describe a personality theory developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katherine Briggs. It …

7 Totally Unexpected Ways to Use Your Myers-Briggs Results

Broken into four key quadrants, the Myers-Briggs personality test has proven to be a pretty reliable way to learn <i>a lot</i> about yourself. Results are especially useful in professional situations (employers love ’em!), where personality quizzes can reveal your dream career, help you maximize your …

Myers-Briggs

NASA’s Newest Office Is Straight Out Of A Science Fiction Movie

If the impending doom of an asteroid striking the earth is something that fuels all of your nightmares, you'll be relieved to hear about NASA's …

There's A Huge 'Hole' In The Sun And This Is What It Looks Like

The coronal hole recently triggered several auroras here on Earth.<p>Our sun has a hole in it.<p>That's right. A colossal dark hole was recently spotted on the sun's surface, and it has been spewing solar wind our way. According to NASA, the high-speed wind triggered a light show of several auroras on …

Hubble Video Reveals Mystery Object In Jupiter’s Red Spot

The orbiting telescope begins a new mission, producing stunning weather maps of planets in the outer solar system.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope has been enlisted as a cosmic weather satellite, providing NASA with unprecedented details about the turbulent storms encompassing Jupiter.<p>Using a series of …

We've Had Some Amazing Trips to Venus and It's Time to Go Back

After decades of neglect, Venus might just be making a comeback. Late last month, NASA announced five finalists for the next low-cost space probes; …

Astronomy

Serious Scientists Talking About an Alien Mega-Structure Near Strange Star

Tweet<p>By Sarah Kaplan<br>The Washington Post<br>10-17-15<p>It was kind of unbelievable that it was real data," said Yale University astronomer Tabetha Boyajian. …

Spacecraft captures some of the best photos we've ever seen of Saturn's water-rich moon

NASA's spacecraft, Cassini, has been orbiting the ringed-planet Saturn for over 10 years, but some of the most interesting discoveries from the mission have come from its occasional visits next door to Saturn's enigmatic moon Enceladus.<p>In particular, Cassini has revealed evidence Enceladus harbors …

Closest Northern Views of Saturn's Moon Enceladus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun returning its best-ever views of the northern extremes of Saturn's icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus. The …

NASA reveals first official findings of Pluto mission

It was meant to send back answers, but the New Horizons space probe flyby of Pluto is rather inciting more questions about the dwarf planet. But …

'Alien civilizations' may be found on 'megastructures' near Milky Way star, scientists say

A crazy “swarm of megastructures” around a distant star in the Milky Way galaxy may be home to alien civilizations, according to scientists.<p><i>“We’d</i> …

NASA's Human Mars Missions Could First Fuel Up Near Moon

Routine human missions to Mars would be much more efficient if they first swung by Earth’s Moon to pick up fuel for the trip, a new MIT strategic engineering study concludes. NASA’s 90’s-era mantra of “Back to the Moon and on to Mars” really does make sense, a new paper published in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Space Exploration

‘Get Your Ass to Mars’: An Interview With Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

If you’re very lucky, the trajectory of your life will intersect with that of one of the world’s great men and women: the innovators, explorers, and …

More Than 8,400 Never-Before-Seen Photos from NASA's Apollo Moon Landings

Nearly half a century ago, NASA took one giant leap for mankind with the Apollo program, which landed 12 men on the moon on nine missions between 1968 and 1972. The astronauts were equipped with Hasselblad medium-format cameras and instructed to take photos that have remained largely unseen by the …