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Lithium should be more widely used for bipolar disorder, researchers say

Lithium is most effective drug in reducing self-harm and suicide, and bad reputation is misplaced, study suggests<p>Britain’s 650,000 people with bipolar disorder should take lithium to help control their condition, despite its reputation for dulling the senses, a significant new study has …

Depression

What Your Appearance Says About Your Leadership Skills and 10 Other Traits

The surprising ways your appearance affects other people's impressions of you.<p>Everybody judges.<p>Within a few seconds of seeing someone--whether on a date or at the grocery store--we decide on numerous things about them, from how smart they are to how likely they are to commit a crime.<p>Surprisingly, …

Psychology

This is the best scientific argument that your brain isn't a computer

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. The central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Do You Believe Any of These 3 Myths About the Brain?

Neuroscience has disproved much of the 'common knowledge' about the brain.<p>How well do you know your brain? Maybe not as well as you think. According to a new piece on the science and health site Vox, many of the commonly accepted "facts" about the human brain are pure hokum. These are three of …

humanbrain

Scientists Complete the Most Detailed Map of the Brain Ever

To me, maps always conjure up a sense of exploration.<p>Back in the Age of Discovery, rudimentary maps allowed European explorers to sail into the vast …

The Brain

These Are the Four Stages of Your Brain on Math

Have you ever wondered what your brain is really doing as you sweat your way through a math test? Now you can see for yourself, thanks to a new brain …

What Fear Does to Your Brain - And How to Stop It

From our televisions to our political conversations, we are inundated with messages of fear. We feel more afraid of the world and our own neighbors …

Brain Stimulation During Sleep May Help Memory

Memory impairment can be a devastating disorder that limits the ability to have a normal everyday life. The inability to retrieve memory is …

Why Can't We Remember Our Early Childhood?

By Jeanne Shinskey<p>Most of us don't have any memories from the first three to four years of our lives.<p>In fact, we tend to remember very little of life before the age of seven. And when we do try to think back to our earliest memories, it is often unclear whether they are the real thing or just …

Rising from the dead: How we actually 'spring back to life' after we die

Creepy new research shows hundreds of genes "wake up" after we stop breathing and live on.<p>Scientists say the cells keep us alive for up to four days …

What Are The Most Energetic Particles In The Universe?

You might think of the largest and most powerful particle accelerators in the world — places like SLAC, Fermilab and the Large Hadron Collider — as the source of the highest energies we’ll ever see. But everything we’ve ever done here on Earth has absolutely <i>nothing</i> on the natural Universe itself! …

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What Your Brain Looks Like When It Solves a Math Problem

Solving a hairy math problem might send a shudder of exultation along your spinal cord. But scientists have historically struggled to deconstruct the exact mental alchemy that occurs when the brain successfully leaps the gap from “Say what?” to “Aha!”<p>Now, using an innovative combination of …

Scientists find cancer in million-year-old fossil

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cancer may not be so modern after all.<p>Though we typically think of it as a new affliction attributed to bad habits, bad luck or longevity, a surprising discovery has revealed that the disease existed in human ancestors more than a million years ago.<p>Scientists have found evidence of cancer …

Cancer

Fossils Reveal That Modern Humans Were Living In China 20,000 Years Before We Thought They Left Africa

After analyzing 47 teeth discovered in a karst cave in southern China, researchers have revealed that anatomically modern humans reached the area …

5 Surprising Facts About Happy Couples, According to Science

The proof is in the puddin'.<p>Wondering what the secret sauce is that makes some relationships blissed-out for the long haul? Well, scientists and researchers have spent years studying happy couples to find out what exactly keeps them joined at the hip as opposed to heading for the nearest exit sign. …

How Vector Space Mathematics Reveals the Hidden Sexism in Language - MIT Technology Review

Back in 2013, a handful of researchers at Google set loose a neural network on a corpus of three million words taken from Google News texts. The …

Alzheimer's breakthrough as new pill taken twice a day STOPS disease from shrinking brain

Alzheimer's could be stopped for the first time after a breakthrough drug appeared to freeze brain deterioration in patients.<p>A pill taken twice a day …

Dementia

Sniffing out new drugs: Antibiotics hiding in your nose can fight MRSA

Microbes in the nose produce a new type of antibiotic that's able to kill superbugs, scientists have revealed.<p>The bacteria Staphylococcus lugdunensis …

Medicine

The Year's Best Astronomy Photos Will Take You to Another Dimension

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich has announced its shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. From nebulas and …

The Stroop test: how colourful is your language?

In the first in Mind Games, our new series on classic psychology experiments, we show you how to conduct the Stroop test, which looks at how language is processed<p>Welcome to the first in a new series where we highlight some of the mesmerising and classic experiments in psychology that you can try …

How MIT's new biological 'computer' works, and what it could do in the future - ExtremeTech

How MIT’s new biological ‘computer’ works, and what it could do in the future<p>By on July 25, 2016 at 7:49 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Machine Learning

Antibiotics Weaken Alzheimer's Progression Through Changes in Gut Bacteria

<i>Summary: A new study reports long term use of antibiotics in mice decreased levels of amyloid plaques and activated inflammatory microglial …

Scientists turn old plastic bottles into fuel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Millions of tons of plastic garbage pollute our world. What if we could turn them into fuel instead?<p>That's the ambitious plan of a team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China.<p>The technique involves …

Pollution

How to Refresh Your Brain in a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

The Brain

A baby planet created one of the moon's largest impact basins

Scientists have known for a long time that the Imbrium Basin, one of the largest impact craters on the moon, was the result of an asteroid colliding with our planet's natural satellite. Thanks to a new study led by Brown University professor Pete Schultz, we now know that that asteroid could have …

10 Mindblowingly Futuristic Technologies That Will Appear By The 2030s

Two decades is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but owing to accelerating change we can expect to see the emergence of some fairly disruptive …

Singularity

World’s smallest hard disk can write information atom by atom

Dutch scientists have created the world's smallest hard disk by developing a new rewritable storage technology capable of writing information atom by …

The Disruptive Innovation Behind Pokémon Go

If you're looking to move the needle in your own organization, follow the lead of Nintendo.<p>In an explosive combination of creativity, cutting-edge technology, and brilliant marketing, Pokemon GO has become a global craze in less than a week. The new portable game from Nintendo uses a technology …

Innovation