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Could Depression Be Caused By An Infection?

Sometime around 1907, well before the modern randomized clinical trial was routine, American psychiatrist Henry Cotton began removing decaying teeth from his patients in hopes of curing their mental disorders. If that didn't work, he moved on to more invasive excisions: tonsils, testicles, ovaries …

Depression

The iPhone 6S: How Is It Different?

Apple's latest smartphone is here. Should you buy it?<p>The new Apple iPhone 6S, released in September 2015, follows the company's distinct "Tick-Tock" pattern when it comes to smartphones: refresh the phone’s look one year ("Tick") while improving internal specs, features and adding an "S" to the …

Why the U.S. is No. 1 -- in mass shootings

The United States is, by a long shot, the global leader in mass shootings, claiming just 5% of the global population but an outsized share -- 31% -- of the world's mass shooters since 1966, a new study finds.<p>The Philippines, Russia, Yemen and France -- all countries that can claim a substantial …

Guns

Small man syndrome really does exist, US government researchers conclude

Men who feel the least masculine are nearly three times more likely to commit violent acts compared with those who are comfortable in their own skin<p>Small man syndrome really does exist, US government scientists have found, after research showed men who feel the least masculine are at risk of …

Oxford University

Authorities: Michigan woman kept disabled sister in closet for years

A Michigan woman kept her disabled adult sister locked in a closet for six or seven years with little food, water or clothing and only a bucket for urination, authorities said Friday.<p>Candy Lawson, 44, of Corunna is charged with unlawful imprisonment, vulnerable adult abuse and embezzlement from a …

You probably don't want to work for Amazon

'Amazon is where overachievers go to feel bad about themselves.'<p>Amazon is known for its cutthroat efficiency and harsh tactics; it's what makes it possible to get a pack of toilet paper delivered to your door in less than 24 hours. But CEO Jeff Bezos' love of precision and data goes far beyond …

How to manage your time like a boss

The Web is flooded with countless strategies for maximizing productivity and increasing efficiency. Tools for productivity flood our phones’ app stores.<p>Currently, there are 1,594,374 apps available for download in the Google Play store, according to AppBrain. Of those apps, the second highest …

Tech Q&A: Test your router, get better action shots and more

<b>Test your router</b><p><b>Q.</b> I heard you say on your national radio show that hackers are attacking routers. How can I make sure my router is secure?<p><b>A.</b> You heard me talking about DNS hijacking. Using commonly available tech tricks, hackers can redirect your Internet travels. You open your browser and type in …

Denmark’s wind farms generated 140% of the country’s electricity needs yesterday

An unusually windy day gave Scandinavia another chance to show off its global superiority in clean energy yesterday. On July 9, Denmark’s wind farms generated more than enough power to meet nationwide electricity demands—with a 16% surplus of energy during the day and a whopping 40% surplus …

Renewable Energy

Nazi Telegram That Drove Hitler to Suicide Discovered in South Carolina Safe

And it just sold at auction.<p>A document that changed the course of World War II collected dust for years inside a safe in South Carolina, allegedly because the owner couldn't read German. <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> reports that a telegram from Nazi second-in-command Hermann Goering to Adolf Hitler just sold …

Why teens ignore risk for a little reward

Give teenagers just a tiny promise of a reward and they throw caution to the wind. The reason why: They’re brains don’t work the same way as adult …

Neuroscience

Now You Can Turn Your Photos Into Computerized Nightmares With 'Deep Dream'

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?<p>Have you ever wondered how your computer sees the world? Spoiler alert: it's the stuff of psychedelic nightmares, as the internet found out last month when Google revealed that in order to sort and categorize images online, it uses an artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

4 myths about global aging, debunked

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>You probably know that the world is growing older due to a combination of declining …

Demographics

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

Genius

Charleston church massacre suspect: NRA executive suggests pastor to blame for deaths

NRA board member Charles Cotton claims the mass shooting was the fault of the slain pastor for opposing concealed law which permitted carrying guns in church<p>A National Rifle Association executive in Texas has come under fire for suggesting that a <b>South Carolina</b> lawmaker and pastor slain with eight …

Guns

Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.<p>But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — …

The Brain

5 Things in Your Garage You Can Sell for Serious Money

Time for a garage sale!<p>Can’t fit your car in the garage? It might be time to do a deep cleaning. Before anything hits the trash though, take a step …

Home Improvement

The ultimate guide to learning anything faster

<i>“If only I learned about investing when I was still in my early twenties…”</i><p>If only.<p>For many of us, there are more things we want to learn than we have time.<p>As information becomes more readily accesible online, the number of things we want to learn is only continuing to increase. And the only …

Self-improvement

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned

In the August 1944 edition of Popular Mechanics, we explained how the Allies planned the greatest invasion in history.<p><i>On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. In the August 1944 issue, Popular Mechanics published "How the Invasion Was Planned," detailing how the huge land</i> …

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The Right Way to Brag About Yourself

In both our social and professional interactions, we commonly focus on managing the impressions that others form of us, especially when these others do not know us well. In fact, when we first approach these situations and stakes are high (such as during a job interview, a meeting with a new …

Employment

Use Stress to Your Advantage

To perform under pressure, research finds that welcoming anxiety is more helpful than calming down<p>Imagine that you work for an organization with hundreds of employees and you’re about to give a presentation to the entire group. The CEO and all the board members are in the audience. You’ve been …

Employment

How Companies Are Getting Collaboration Wrong

Businesses have embraced employee collaboration lately, from software that helps bring together remote teams to open, workspaces designed to better connect employees. Management’s hope: That bringing different types of workers together can lead to breakthrough ideas and solutions.<p>But is …

Boston University

Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harness into a high-power battery. The structure's …

Will Marijuana for Sick Kids Get Government to Rethink Weed?

The drug’s ability to reduce seizures in some children has softened opposition to research and may someday lead to changes in government policies.<p>For years, opponents of legalizing medical marijuana have built their case on the most powerful of political maxims: Think about the children. But today …