Megan Hembree

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9 subtle signs that you're talking to a psychopath

For years, scientists have known that psychopaths' brains are different from normal ones. Brain scans show reduced activity in areas that regulate impulses, emotions, aggression, and morality.<p>But since you probably don't have brain scans at your disposal, there are some other ways to tell if you …

Psychology

Sleep deprivation can rapidly reduce the symptoms of depression

It may sound counter-intuitive, but for decades it has been known that sleep deprivation can rapidly alleviate symptoms of depression. A new …

Elon Musk’s tweets about his own mental health offer a glimpse inside a brilliant mind

There are few people in tech who capture our attention in quite the same way as Elon Musk. Whether he’s arguing with Mark Zuckerberg about the dangers of AI, or he’s breaking Hyperloop news on Twitter, he’s usually good for a headline or two.<p>Today he’s making a splash for frank comments about what …

Facebook Shut Down An Artificial Intelligence Program That Developed Its Own Language

Facebook might have accidentally gotten a little closer to answering Phillip K. Dick’s 1968 question of whether androids dream of electric sheep. The social media giant just shut down an artificial intelligence program after it developed its own language and researchers were left trying to figure …

Implementing a Neural Network from Scratch in Python – An Introduction

Get the code: To follow along, all the code is also available as an iPython notebook on Github. In this post we will implement a simple 3-layer …

Speedrunner Beats Every Boss In The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past While Blindfolded

<i>Link to the Past</i> is not an easy game. But yesterday, speedrunner ParisianPlayer managed to defeat everyone of its bosses and complete the entire game …

Scientists unleash graphene’s innate superconductivity

Already renowned for its potential to revolutionize everything from light bulbs and dental fillings through to semiconductors and motorcycle helmets, …

Mental health crisis among children as selfie culture sees cases of anxiety rise by 42 per cent in five years, NHS figures show

Soaring numbers of children are being admitted to hospital suffering from anxiety, official figures show.<p>NHS data shows the number of young patients being treated on hospital wards has risen by 42 per cent in just one year, with thousands of pre-teen children receiving such a diagnosis.<p>Experts said …

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to new anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Microbiology

Happy, lasting relationships rely on something way more important than marriage

A friend who knows I'm in a long-term relationship recently sent me a New York Times' opinion piece titled "13 Questions To Ask Before Getting Married." What she probably doesn't know is that she sent me on an entirely different research mission: to see what we know about the effect marriage …

Happiness

How Mozart Unlocked a Galactic Secret

Seeking to untangle the theory of relativity—which scientists announced confirmation of this week—Albert Einstein turned to the pure simplicity of …

A food scientist explains how to make the crispiest fried chicken in the world

But, according to a food scientist, one surprising ingredient could do the trick: vodka.<p>That's what J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, managing culinary director of food-enthusiast site SeriousEats.com, found after hundreds of experiments in the kitchen.<p>The reason vodka is the ideal ingredient for a fried-chicken …

Fried Chicken

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Whatever You Do, Don't Set Your iPhone To 1970 [Updated]

The tech world loves their Easter eggs, from <i>Adventure’</i>s original hidden feature to Tesla’s various car tricks. But don’t fall for the recent claims …

Digital addiction is the world’s next great health crisis

A recent Atlantic piece introduces us to Griffin, a teenage addict from California. Poor Griffin. He was woken up in the middle of the night, thrown on a plane and driven out to the Utah desert to start a rehab program.<p>His addiction? The internet.<p>Yes, addiction is a word we throw around a lot …

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Higher Education

What marijuana really does to your brain

<b>(Shutterstock/Pe3k)</b><p>Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health<p>LAURA DONOVAN<p>June 4, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on ATTN:.<p>Those opposed to marijuana sometimes argue that the substance fries your brain, but …

Scientists make breakthrough in schizophrenia research

An international team of scientists led by Cardiff University researchers has provided the strongest evidence yet of what causes schizophrenia - a …

Cardiff University

Physicists are still puzzled by a particle that seems to defy the laws of physics

A cosmic ray from space, it possessed 320 exa-electron volts (EeV) of energy, millions of times more than particles attain at the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful accelerator ever built by humans.<p>The particle was going so fast that in a yearlong race with light, it would have lost by mere …

Physics

World's largest telescope to explore universe's deepest secrets

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the vast expanse of the universe, we are still trying to find our place. Is there anyone else out there? Where do we come from? Are there other habitable planets like our own?<p>These are just some of the questions astronomers and scientists grapple with on a daily basis.<p>Now they're rolling …

Telescopes