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Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Dementia

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

Neuroscience

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Kellogg School

Poor Americans would lose billions under Senate GOP tax bill

Poor Americans would lose billions of dollars worth of federal benefits under the Senate GOP tax bill, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report.<p>This is largely because the legislation would eliminate the individual mandate, which requires nearly all Americans to get health insurance or …

Health Care

Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more …

Licorice lovers beware: FDA warns eating too much may have dangerous side effects

When it comes to candy preferences, black licorice might be just as divisive as candy corn.<p>But on the eve of Halloween, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has struck terror in the hearts of black licorice eaters of a certain age by posting a formal warning about the chewy candy.<p>On Monday, the …

High Blood Pressure

Republicans prepare to finally unveil their tax bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Republicans this week will unveil their long-awaited plan to overhaul the country's tax code, a bill that the House hopes to pass out of its chamber in just a matter of weeks.<p>But the not-yet-released bill has already attracted ire from one powerful outside group. And House Ways and …

Russia-Trump: Who's who in the drama to end all dramas?

<b>It's more gripping than any box set we can get our hands on right now.</b><p>The investigations into Russian interference in the US election, and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin, continue to deliver daily developments and drama worthy of anything seen in House of Cards.<p>Thirty-two …

Donald Trump

Pictures of the Week 10.26.17

9 types of people who never succeed at work

Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace. Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from …

Emotional Intelligence

How Science, Feminism, and Polygamy Created Wonder Woman

Director Angela Robinson reveals how psychology helped make one of the year's most emotional biopics.<p>Wonder Woman’s first standalone motion picture …

What Lens is Best For You?

It's something that you'll need to consider at one point or another - what lens should you buy?It's a question that's a little difficult to answer, …

Cameras

Ava DuVernay: We Need to Take an Intersectional Approach to Safeguard Within This Industry

"We should be outraged by all of it all of the time."<p>At ELLE’s Women in Hollywood event last night, Ava DuVernay made a powerful speech to introduce honoree Tessa Thompson and to make a call for not just protecting women but fighting to protect and elevate all people of different races, …

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

Tom Petty’s 50 Greatest Songs

50<p>“It’ll All Work Out”<p>Inspired by Petty’s brief separation from his wife, Jane, during the making of <i>Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough),</i> “It’ll All Work Out” …

Arriving Now: Your Self-Driving Car

In technology, big breakthroughs always seem to take longer than we assume. There’s an amusing recursive “law” that describes this phenomenon, <b>Hofstadter’s Law</b>, which states: “It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.” <b>**</b><p>Hofstadter’s Law is a wry way of …

Autonomous Cars

Trump Says He Wants 15% Corporate Tax Rate Despite Plan for 20%

Republican tax negotiators are targeting a corporate tax rate of 20 percent, according to two people familiar with the matter -- but there’s at least …

Republicans

Pull Quote

Magazine<p>We’re learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits—and how new discoveries can help us kick the habit.<p>Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti …

Drug Addiction

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

5 Vegetables That Are Healthier Cooked

While the most important thing is to eat a variety of vegetables prepared in a variety of ways, sometimes cooked vegetables are better than raw. …

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for …

China's bitcoin crackdown forces exchanges to close. The price is crashing

China's bitcoin crackdown is wreaking havoc on the virtual currency.<p>Two of the country's most prominent bitcoin exchanges, BTC China and Via BTC, said they will halt trading this month. BTC China has also stopped registering new users, it said in a statement posted on social media.<p>Both exchanges …

Equifax's top cybersecurity officers retire 'effective immediately

SAN FRANCISCO — Equifax announced Friday afternoon its chief information officer, Susan Mauldin, and chief security officer, David Webb are retiring "effective immediately."<p>The departure of the two senior security professionals, charged with overseeing the credit reporting firm's defenses against …

Why SoundCloud’s Silence Would Be Deafening

Music fans and artists and many more have a lot to lose if SoundCloud goes the way of Vine.<p>The last thing almost anyone wants is to see SoundCloud sink. From the artists and podcasters who use it, to the listeners who hit “play”–and even many employees who were recently stunned by mass layoffs at …

SoundCloud

9 things everyone should know about liars

You are lied to dozens of times every day.<p>From little white lies such as people telling you they are doing great when in fact they are having a terrible day to serious lies from loved ones and employers that have the potential to change your life, being able to understand when, why and how people …

Psychology

Research Shows Magic Mushrooms Can Offer Real Benefits in Depression Therapy

Mindblowing.<p>A review of the research on combining therapy with the psychoactive component from magic mushrooms has concluded it's not only a safe and …

Everything you need to know about the vagus nerve

The vagus nerve is the longest and most complex of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves that emanate from the brain. It transmits information to or from …

Moss-covered CityTree has the same air-purifying effect as 275 regular trees

20 of them have been deployed so far around the world<p>From smog-sucking bikes to electric taxis and paint made of car exhaust, designers and architects are stepping up to address air pollution—the world’s single largest health risk. But a new air filter making the rounds in Oslo, Paris, Brussels, …

Oumou Sangaré - Yere Faga (Natureboy Flako Remix)