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Biological determination of mental disorders: a discussion based on recent hypotheses from neuroscience.

2016 Aug 29;32(8):e00168115. doi: 10.1590/0102-311X00168115.<p>[Article in English, Portuguese]<p>1Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, …

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 …

You Don't Have to Sacrifice Happiness to Get Ahead at Work

Here's why you should take that vacation.<p>Most of us think that in order to successfully climb the corporate ladder, we have to sacrifice. And while …

Happiness

2-minute habits that will make you feel better at work

Everyone wants to be happier, particularly at work. But changing your life for the better in the office takes a big chunk of time out of your already too-busy day, right?<p>Not necessarily.<p>There are little things you can do on a daily basis to ramp up your mood while increasing how creative and …

35 Cool Photos of Cat Ladies We Want To Be Friends With

A long time ago, the phrase “cat lady” was used to poke fun at women who chose to be single, growing old and devoting all their care and attention on …

These horizontal charts show history from a whole new perspective

Without a foundational, tree-trunk understanding of all parts of history, we often forget the things we do learn, leaving even our favorite parts of history a bit hazy in our heads.<p>Blogging about history is asking for trouble. Portray nearly any story or person as an Aladdin or a Jafar and you'll …

Diabetes: The rice you eat is worse than sugary drinks

The health authorities have identified one of their top concerns as they wage war on diabetes: white rice. It is even more potent than sweet soda …

IBM invites users to test its quantum computer

IBM on Wednesday opened its quantum computer processor to anyone who wants to try what is expected to be a new kind of computing with enormously …

Quantum Computing

5 Surefire Ways to Maximize Your Happiness

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Sleep-Wake Cycle Controlled by Salts in the Brain

<b>Danish research is behind a new epoch-making discovery, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a</b> …

Neuroscience

Toward quieting the brain - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

An international team of investigators from Brazil, Scotland and Germany is expanding the research base on the brain's complex suite of connections …

Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – March 2016

In this article I present a selection of publications that came out in March. There were many interesting developments, both in fundamental …

The 'Dirty Dozen': Group lists produce with the most pesticides

<b>(CNN) —</b> Would you like a bit of pesticide with your produce?<p>While the chemicals farmers use on food keep produce relatively pest-free, the U.S. Department of Agriculture constantly runs tests to avoid too much pesticide residue on your plate. It concentrates particularly on produce items that …

EPA

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Lsd

Microsoft answers AWS Lambda’s event-triggered serverless apps with Azure Functions

Microsoft announced it was previewing a new service today at its annual Build Developer conference that lets programmers create event-driven triggers without deploying any underlying infrastructure.<p>If it sounds familiar, it’s because AWS introduced a similar service called Lambda last year at …

Cloud Computing

'AI can solve world's biggest problems' - Google Brain engineer

Artificial intelligence will eventually solve some of the world's biggest problems -- but it'll take some smart humans to get it there.<p>Quoc Le, a software engineer at Google Brain, is one such human.<p>Google Brain focuses on "deep learning," a part of artificial intelligence. Think of it as a …

Artificial Intelligence

Sleep suppresses homeostatic rebalancing of brain activity

Why humans and other animals sleep is one of the remaining deep mysteries of physiology. One prominent theory in neuroscience is that sleep is when …

The Secret Reason Some People Are Never Happy (and What to Do About It)

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

Happiness

11 common myths about the brain that need to be smashed

Nevertheless, the world is filled with dozens of ideas about why we think the way we do.<p>Here are 11 of the most common brain myths — and the surprising science to counter them:

How Microbes Contribute To Heart Disease

Researchers have shown bacteria may add to heart-related issues<p>Cardiovascular disease can take many forms and numerous causes have been identified. Most of these have been associated with genetics and behavior. Yet there may be one other reason for heart troubles although it may seem highly …

Here’s why megapixels don’t matter on your smartphone camera

In technology as in life, bigger is usually better. The iPhone 6s Plus's main selling point is that its screen is nearly an inch larger than the iPhone 6s. A terabyte hard drive is obviously better than a gigabyte hard drive. No one advertises that their headphones are quieter than the …

Tesla had problems with its Falcon Wing doors — but crazy car doors have a long history

Not only are they they electronic — they're packed with a variety of sensors that can detect how much room there is around the car to prevent dings and dents.<p>From the get-go, people recognized that there would be engineering challenges associated with putting together doors as complex as those …

These luxury RVs are like five-star hotels on wheels

ANALYSTS: Walmart is finally paying the price

Walmart is paying back.<p>On Wednesday, at its annual investor day, the company cut its outlook for profits over the next two years and forecast a drop of 6% to 12% in 2017.<p>After the news, shares fell by as much as 10%. This wiped out about $18 billion of the company's market value and was the worst …

If you're sick of buying furniture from Ikea and selling it on Craigslist, this startup wants to help

Bobbitt arrived in the Bay Area only to repeat the process in reverse.<p>"I went to Ikea and pretty much bought the same room I had just sold in Dallas, and in the process lost several thousand dollars," Bobbitt said.<p>Bobbitt was so frustrated by the experience that he teamed up with his three …

20 Historic B&W Photos Restored In Color (Part III)

These colorized monochrome photos will change the way you imagine the past. Since we live and remember in color, a black-and-white image seems almost …

War