Elizabeth Hribal

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Why do humans like to get drunk? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Alcohol is a very simple molecule with incredibly complex effects. Although I already knew a bit about the neurobiology of alcohol, I just spent an …

We've Detected Gravitational Waves, So What?

We now live in a universe that we know is humming with gravitational waves -- why is that important?

Gravitational Waves

ISIS has found a huge moneymaking method that's 'impervious to sanctions and air raids'

A recent report in The New York Times shows that ISIS — aka ISIL, Islamic State, and Daesh — pulls in hundreds of millions of dollars from "taxing" and extorting those who live in the territory that the group controls in Iraq and Syria.<p>ISIS is thought to make as much as $900 million from residents …

Income Tax

Hollande Calls for War, But There Are No Volunteers

Read on HuffPost Italy<p>So where do we all stand? François Hollande announced that France is at war and has called for an international coalition to fight against ISIS with the goal of "destroying terrorism." So do we finally have the response that we have been waiting for since the first few hours …

Muslim Congressman On Syrian Refugees: 'We Should Treat People The Same'

"I’m telling you, these folks are letting fear make them forget the Constitution, and they shouldn’t do it."<p>Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) defended Syrian refugees Wednesday against lawmakers who say they shouldn't enter the U.S. in the wake of the Paris attacks.<p>When asked on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" …

Scientists Find 15 Amazing Benefits Of Listening To Music

If you love listening to music, you’re in good company. Charles Darwin once remarked, “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule …

Flute

"Origin of the Universe Riddle Solved- and,er, It Wasn't God" Claim Canadian Physicists

A Group of researchers have made what may turn out to be the most significant discovery in HISTORY – how the cosmos came into being from nothing. The …

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The Way People Talk About Mental Health Is Crazy

A gunman bursts into a classroom -- or a movie theater, or a community center -- and begins shooting. Victims are rushed to the hospital, some to the morgue. We know the scenario all too well. Media and politicians alike immediately condemn the gunman's actions.<p>And just as automatically, the …

Mental Health

The incredible story of the man who lived a normal life with almost no brain

One of the biggest myths about the brain is that bigger is always better. But what about those who sit on the extreme end of that scale?<p>How much of our brain do we actually need to survive?<p>Looking through the archives of medical history, there are a number of people with tiny brains, or brains with …

Weird

What is it like to experience mental health problems?

Tomorrow, Saturday 10 October, is World Mental Health Day and to join in we've rounded up some of the research we've covered over the years that's …

Civilians 'accidentally struck' in Afghan hospital bombing, U.S. commander says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan was struck accidentally after Afghan forces called for air support from the American military, Gen. John Campbell, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said Monday.<p>Saturday's bombardment in Kunduz has sparked international outrage. …

A Single Neuron May Carry Up To 1000 Genetic Mutations

<b>A single neuron in a normal adult brain likely has more than a thousand genetic mutations that are not present in the cells that surround it,</b> …

5 Things Most People Don't Understand About Your Anxiety

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Teresa Tellekamp.</i><p>For anyone living with anxiety or an anxiety disorder, the phrase "it will get better eventually" often becomes an internal mantra to push on through the day without any outside support or treatment. The dialogue surrounding mental illness is …

Depression

Why the Attacks on Planned Parenthood Keep Failing

When Republican leaders in Washington don't feel like governing, they attack women's health care and abortion rights. That's what happened this week, as a focus on defunding Planned Parenthood jumped to the head of the line in legislative priorities for the House of Representatives. That, and …

The photographers who shot the best of street life

Some of the most exciting and excruciating things in life happen on the streets. As cameras have gotten smaller and cheaper in the past few decades, we’ve seen an explosion in photos taken quickly and unstaged, that now inhabit every minute of our waking life. But there has always been, and still …

How The Brain Makes Decisions

<b>When faced with a change to our environment, we have to make appropriate decisions, which usually involves the orbitofrontal cortex. Yet</b> …

Majestic Photos Show What It's Like To Sit At The Edge Of The World

We're packing our bags.<p>How far do you have to travel to feel like you're sitting on the edge of the world?<p>We asked EyeEm's community of photographers to capture the epic nature of locations so remote and so vast that they can make explorers feel like they've reached, as author and poet Shel …

National Parks

Alabama's Chemical Endangerment Laws: Where the War on Drugs Meets the War on Women

On September 23, Alternet published an article by Nina Martin synthesising data from a ProPublica - AL.Com investigation into how an Alabama methamphetamine war law was being used against women who used drugs - even benign ones - during pregnancy.<p>Passed in 2006 in response to growing panic over …

Prenatal Development

Your New Zealand Photos

Adventure Photo of the Week

Animal Rights Group Blasts ‘Incredibly Violent Experiment’ in Which Researchers Shot Live Pigs in the Head to Study Blood Spatter

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (TheBlaze/AP) — To better understand what happens to humans when they’re shot in the head, researchers from New Zealand completed a study in which they shot live pigs.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>On Wednesday, an animal rights group contended that these researchers, which …

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Scientists uncover nuclear process in the brain that may affect disease

News Release<p>Monday, August 17, 2015<p>NIH-funded study highlights the possible role of glial brain cells in neurological disorders.<p>Every brain cell has …

The cognitive effects of cannabis

Acute cognitive effects of cannabis<p>The acute cognitive effects of cannabis are numerous and vary widely from person to person according to several …

Retinal Changes Used to Track Brain Pathology in Schizophrenia

<b>Schizophrenia is associated with structural and functional alterations of the visual system, including specific structural changes in the eye.</b> …

Possible Role of Glial Cells and Astrocytes in Neurological Disorders

<b>Scientists uncover nuclear process in the brain that may affect disease.</b><p>Every brain cell has a nucleus, or a central command station. Scientists have …

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

The A=432 Hz Frequency: DNA Tuning and the Bastardization of Music

Brendan D. Murphy, <i>Guest</i><p><i>GA=440Hz: Not Quite Music to My Ears</i><p>Humankind is the largely unwitting victim of a frequency war on our consciousness that has …