Ellen Whyte

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Brain stimulation can improve memory

A team of neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has shown for the first time that electrical stimulation delivered when memory is …

Neurology

Watch a Rare Drone Video of a Blue Whale Feeding

Blue whales are picky eaters. It’s not because they’re finicky about flavors; it's the meal's size that matters. The ocean giants eschew small, …

Marine Biology

28 Very Good Dogs Who Went To The March For Science

Alternative cats.<p>Posted on April 22, 2017, 20:14 GMT<p>On Saturday, people in Washington, DC, and around the world gathered together for the March for Science.<p>Francois Guillot / AFP / Getty Images<p>The march was held on Earth Day as a response to what many see as an aversion to science, fact, and reason …

March for Science

A Blood Test May Help Pinpoint the Right Antidepressant for You

When doctors determine the best medication for a person with depression, they generally rely upon little more than guesswork and patient …

Depression

Dog Who Was Dumped By A Breeder Works At An Art Gallery Now

Bert the Pomeranian was dumped at a shelter when he was 5 months old by a breeder who deemed him too big to sell. Little did he know, he was about to …

Art Galleries

9 Dedicated Dogs with Amazing Jobs

Dogs live to please us, and some are bred to love work. Give them a job helping people, and the rewards go both ways. Here are nine dogs who do …

Understanding decisions: The power of combining psychology and economics

Adolescents face many challenging decisions. So, do consumers.<p>A new paper published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> shows how …

Psychology

What Advice Would You Give To Your Younger Self?

“Life happens so fast” My 88-year old grandma said in her broken French accent. She rested on a faded blue couch in her living room. A stream of gold …

Researchers Examine The Psychology Of Protest Movements

Social science researchers examine whether extreme protest tactics are an effective way for recruiting popular support. The public may not be relating to protesters like the way protesters aimed for.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>And so if you are taking part in a protest, is your message getting …

Psychology

Treating Brain Disorders With Sound

Researchers are investigating the potential of sonograms as a noninvasive therapy for various neurological and psychiatric disorders.

The Brain

8 TV Shows That Were Creatively Altered by a Writers Strike

Writers strikes have a major impact on TV and film production. Depending on the strike’s length, dozens of film and TV projects can be suspended, …

TV

Watch This Very Important Video of Goats in Sweaters Learning to Jump

Here’s some very important news: It’s kidding season. As in baby goats. You may not care about goat husbandry, but you definitely should care about …

Cute Animals

A California Court for Young Adults Calls on Science

SAN FRANCISCO — On a cloudy afternoon in the Bayview district, Shaquille, 21, was riding in his sister’s 1991 Acura when another car ran a stop sign, narrowly missing them.<p>Both cars screeched to a halt, and Shaquille and the other driver got out. “I just wanted to talk,” he recalls.<p>But the talk …

How Much Does Homework Matter in Therapy?

Source: Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock<p>Homework is an important component of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments for …

A Curious Chimp Takes Inadvertent Selfies With a Camera Stolen From the New York Times

While on location at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, in Kenya, a very curious and clever chimp stole a hidden camera from New York Times 360 …

Photography

April the Giraffe Just Gave Birth to Her Baby Calf

After weeks of anticipation, April the Giraffe has finally given birth to a baby calf.<p>The caretakers at Harpursville, N.Y.'s Animal Adventure Park, …

Wildlife

The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

Psychology

Relighting the Sexual Fire

Source: Anu Art Collection/Flickr<p>Many couples fail to maintain sexual desire in their long-term relationships. Two people who once could not keep …

Depression

Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke slams modern screen violence

Veteran actor says Walt Disney would have been horrified by the content of today’s video games and films<p>Dick Van Dyke, who is currently filming <i>Mary Poppins Returns</i><i>,</i> which is scheduled forrelease next year, has warned of his fears over the effects of “scary” video games and films on young …

Pixar

This Woman's Horrific Domestic Abuse Story Shows How the System Lets Victims Fall Through the Cracks

Britain has just agreed to ratify the Istanbul Convention to tackle domestic violence. The big test now is whether Theresa May delivers on her promise to introduce new laws to help women.<p>Originally posted on April 16, 2017, 09:45 GMT<p>Updated on April 16, 2017, 10:23 GMT<p>Victoria knew she had to flee …

Violence Against Women

Why Sleep Experts Say School Should Start Later

We wish they’d known this when we were in high school.<p>The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) released a position statement today arguing for …

29 Dog Tweets Guaranteed To Make You Bark Every Time

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Social Media

Birds With the Weirdest Bills, Just in Time for Tax Day

Only one bird of some 10,500 species has a bill that points sideways.<p>It’s tax time in the U.S., and Weird Animal Question of the Week thought folks might like to think about another type of bill for a while.<p>We wondered: “What are some of the world’s weirdest bird bills?”<p>Beak Unique<p>To clear things …

Nature

What It Was Like to Talk About My Mental Illness in Front of Students

I did a thing today — something I would not have been able to do a year ago. In fact, a month ago — when I was initially approached — I wasn’t sure …

Why we need to make mental health education compulsory in all schools

Right now, everyone’s talking about the brilliance that is Netflix’s latest show, 13 Reasons Why.<p>That’s a great thing. Finally, we’re talking about …

Psychosis

Anxiety Is The Pain Of Being Lost In Your Own Mind

I hate how sometimes I have no words to say about how I feel and all I do is stare while my mind is racing through so many scenarios of what could …

Why addressing loneliness in children can prevent a lifetime of loneliness in adults

The Republicans’ controversial effort to repeal the perhaps optimistically named Affordable Care Act because of rising premiums may be fatally …

Mental Health

The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans are strange, complicated creatures. Understand them a little better with these talks.<p>Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures, who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with sometimes, but it also makes us totally fascinating.<p>All our …

TED Talks

Letters from Africa: Is Nigeria being punished by God?

<b>In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at whether a culture of blaming everything on destiny is holding Nigeria back.</b><p>The recent meningitis outbreak, which has so far claimed almost 450 lives in Nigeria's north, may have exposed one of the …

Nigeria