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The cloth cap that could help treat depression

Barcelona’s Neuroelectrics develops soft helmet which examines brainwaves to help diagnose and treat conditions, from depression to strokes and maybe beyond<p>At first glance, the cloth cap produced by Barcelona-based Neuroelectrics looks less like a medical device than a hybrid of the headgear for a …

Kids Need Real Problems to Solve to Spur Creativity

Creativity is often a misguided principle in the pedagogical dictionaries of education systems around the world. It's a concept that's almost as …

When It's Test Time, Girls And Boys Are Equally Scared Of Math

Girls report more stereotype-driven anxiety about math than boys do, but all kids feel about equally bad about actually being in math class.<p>You know how you can worry for weeks before a major test or performance, but once the big day arrives, everything becomes clear and calm? That's basically what …

Watch Emma Watson Take on the Fashion Industry in the Fight for Gender Equality

There’s something intensely elegant about Emma Watson, but while her ability to make any dress shine on the red carpet is every designer’s dream, …

Daddy leave ‘to help close pay gap’

New data from the first annual United Nation’s State of the World’s Fathers report shows dads who take parental leave are 20 per cent more likely to …

Two Major Mental Health Bills Introduced in US Senate

Last week the U.S. Senate adjourned for its August recess but not before introducing two major mental health bills.<p>Mental Health Reform Act of …

Huckabee: 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Should Have Been Forced To Give Birth

If anyone thought that the recent news about a 10-year-old rape victim in Paraguay being forced to give birth would possibly move Mike Huckabee one …

Pro-choice Movement

How to beat anxiety without medication

A few years ago, my father was diagnosed with a fairly common form of prostate cancer. As a result, he needed surgery to get it out of his body before it spread anywhere.<p>When he got out of surgery, we were informed by the doctors that they could not remove the breathing tube at the moment. He’s a …

One Woman Photoshopped by 18 Countries: Beauty Standards Revealed

Last year, journalist Esther Honig published a viral series of images showing how photo retouchers in 27 countries around the world “enhanced” a …

Navajo Nation Says It Will Sue EPA Over Toxic Spill

The Navajo Nation will sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over an accidental spill of contaminated wastewater, the nation’s president, …

Lavender Theme Park Blooms in China

China

15 Harrowing Photos Show The Weight Of Discrimination

"I'm tired of being the angry black woman."<p>Facing discrimination every day is a tiring, never-ending battle that all too often goes unnoticed.<p>Two photographers are shedding light on these prejudices in a new project.<p>Created by Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans, the "I'm Tired" project highlights the …

Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of …

Plants send animal-like stress signals, research shows

Plants exhibit stress in a surprisingly similar way to animals, including humans, researchers have found.<p>The scientists, whose findings were …

Neuroscience

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A female passenger on a Porter Airlines flight alleges she was asked to change seats to accommodate a man who refused to sit beside her for religious …

What's it like living with mental illness? Ask Wil Wheaton.

Actor, writer, and producer Wil Wheaton recently recorded a video discussing what it's like living with mental illness.<p>You might know him from his …

Kids with psychiatric problems may face struggles as adults

Kids with psychiatric problems may be more likely to have health, legal, financial and social difficulties as adults even when their mental health issues don’t persist beyond childhood, a study suggests.<p>Researchers tracked 1,420 kids between ages nine and 16, assessing them on up to six occasions …

Too much TV could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

By Fredrick Kunkle<p>Fredrick Kunkle<p>Reporter covering the experience of travel<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It turns out that too much TV might damage your brain and also raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — and that the effects could show up much sooner than previously believed, a new study …

Alzheimer's Disease

Nasa releases amazing high-resolution picture of sunlit Earth from one million miles away

Nasa has released the first image taken from its new deep space satellite DSCOVR<p>If Carl Sagan was impressed with the Pale Blue Dot, he would have been equally blown away by this incredible image (launch high-resolution version) of Earth taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

#RapeHoax posters plastered around Columbia University in backlash against alleged rape victim

By Michael E. Miller<p>Michael E. Miller<p>Local enterprise reporter covering immigration, poverty, inequality and crime<p>Email Bio Follow<p>On Tuesday morning, Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress across the Columbia University commencement stage. By doing so, she also carried herself and her one-woman …

Columbia University

Pictures of the Week 5.15.15

The First 21 Days of a Bee’s Life Seen in 60 Seconds

Here’s a fantastic 6-minute TED Talk by photographer Anand Varma, who recently became involved in the preservation of bees after being asked by …

Time-lapse Photography