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2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains a fake Mars mission so well it almost hurts

If you aren't excited for the film adaptation of "The Martian," a bestselling sci-fi novel by Andy Weir, this new video starring Neil deGrasse Tyson …

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

<b>(AP/Jose F. Moreno)</b><p>How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>Alfie Kohn<p>August 16, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its …

Education

The APA Kills Off The 'Gunslinger Model' Of Psychology In Favor Of Human Rights

Psychology got out of the torture business yesterday. By a nearly unanimous vote, the APA’s governing Council of Representatives voted to make human rights more important than political expediency. As a result, psychologists can no longer be used by the military or intelligence agencies to …

Ask a North Korean: how do you treat mental illness?

In an ongoing series, NK News poses a reader’s question to a defector who fled the DPRK. Here, the poor state of psychiatric care comes under scrutiny<p>Many North Koreans have mental health problems but I did not realise you could see a psychiatrist before coming to South Korea. I hadn’t even heard …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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The Strange, Tragic Things You Hear While Volunteering at a Crisis Hotline

I've listened to depressed teenagers and people who were oblivious that they were paedophiles.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE France</i><p>Before I personally volunteered at a crisis and emotional support helpline, I had very little understanding of what actually went on at such a centre. I …

Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction<p>Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like …

Chimpanzees

Brain game 'improves lives of schizophrenia patients'

<b>A computer-based brain-training game could improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia, say University of Cambridge researchers.</b><p>Tests on a small number of patients who played the game over four weeks found improvements in memory and learning.<p>This could help people to get back to work or …

No Shame, No Euphemism: Suicide Isn't A Natural Cause Of Death

Beware the mention of natural causes, as in my mother's obituary:<p>"Norita Wyse Berman, a writer, stockbroker and artist ... died at home Friday of natural causes. She was 60."<p>Sixty-year-olds don't die of natural causes anymore. The truth was too hard to admit.<p>Fifteen years on, I'm ashamed of my …

The Influence of Work-Related Chronic Stress on the Regulation of Emotion and on Functional Connectivity in the Brain

1. Eisler RM, Polak PR (1971) Social stress and psychiatric disorder. J Nerv Ment Dis 153: 227–233.<p>2. Weber K, Miller GA, Schupp HT, Borgelt J, …

Scientists say chronic stress can actually change your brain

New research highlights some serious neurological consequences of burnout, or a state of chronic stress that leads to exhaustion, detachment, and feelings of ineffectiveness.<p>According to the study, led by Armita Golkar, Ph.D., at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and cited by the Association for …

This mesmerizing video shows how incredibly vast space really is

Aurora found around brown dwarf beyond our Solar System

<b>An aurora has been spotted outside our Solar System for the first time, scientists report.</b><p>An international team detected the light display around a brown dwarf about 18 light years away in the Lyra constellation.<p>They say the luminous glow looks like the northern lights, but is up to a million times …

CVS Health Taps IBM’s Watson To Predict Patient Health Decline Before It Happens

CVS and IBM have teamed up to stop chronic diseases patients from having a medical emergency before it gets to that point. The pharmacy will use Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing technology, to predict chronic disease patients in danger based on red flag behaviors.<p>Watson is built on a similar …

Digital Health

Heavy Social Media Use Linked With Mental Health Issues In Teens

Most members of Generation Z can't imagine life without Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. Nearly one in four teens reports being online …

Mental Health

Study: The kinds of friendships you have in your 20s and 30s predicts your well-being later in life

A new study shows that when it comes to friendship, it’s quantity over quality that matters in your 20s—and vice versa in your 30s.<p>That pattern turns out to be a predictor of psychological well-being later in life, and it happens to be one that comes relatively naturally to many of us.<p>“Earlier on …

Psychology

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Lihong Wang creates the sort of medical technology you'd expect to find on the starship Enterprise.<p>Wang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has already helped develop instruments that can detect individual cancer cells in the bloodstream and oxygen …

Imaging

Scientists Reverse Depression In Mice By Reactivating Happy Memories

Earlier this year, French neuroscientists achieved a remarkable feat. Hacking into the brains of mice, they switched the emotional character of their memories, turning a neutral recollection into a positive one.<p>Now, neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Tonegawa Lab have …

Time to Address the Latina Teen Suicide Epidemic

The reasons young Latinas are at higher risk of suicide are varied and complex. One is that mental illness tends to be stigmatized in Latino communities: Depression tends to be perceived as temporary tiredness or stress rather than as a medical condition. Latino families’ relatively high rate of …

The Scary Way Diabetes Affects Thinking Skills And Brain Function

A growing body of research is finding that diabetes can take as devastating a toll on the brain as it takes on the body.<p>A new study published this week in the journal Neurology shows that people with Type 2 diabetes demonstrate a decline in cognitive skills and ability to perform daily activities …

How I Finally Made Peace With My Anxiety Disorder

I sank into the faded green couch and prepared to tell another stranger about a part of myself I'd been trying to get rid of since I was a child; to describe what it feels like on those rare occasions when my brain tells me to run from everything; when even the most mundane daily tasks -- driving …

Amazing 4K Time Lapse Created Using 109GB of NASA Space Photos

Source: screenshot (Vimeo/NASA)<p>The International Space Station is a joint venture run by NASA, the European Space Agency and the equivalent agencies …

The Future of Depression Treatment

<b>2014</b><br>Jessica is depressed again. After six straight weeks of overtime, her boss blandly praised her teamwork at the product launch party. And the …

Map the circuits

Home | Create a map<p>1<p>If you wanted to reverse-engineer a piece of electronics, the first thing you'd investigate is how the various parts are …

Stanford University

Have Three Little Photons Broken Theoretical Physics?

Seven billion years ago, three cosmic travelers set out together on an epic journey to Earth. They've just arrived, and they bring news of the great …

Physics

What Is the Smallest Thing in the Universe?

The answer to the enduring question of the smallest thing in the universe has evolved along with humanity. People once thought grains of sand were …

The Physical Effects of Living in Space Could Create a New Human Species

What if one day we encounter aliens, and they are our descendants?<p>Societies living off-Earth sounds like a concept from science fiction. We spend our lives pinned to the planet. In half a century of human space flight, fewer than 600 people have traveled to low Earth orbit, and just 12 have stood …

A bubbly universe: Searching in space for quantum foam

An incredibly small and fantastically strange theoretical feature of the universe is too microscopic to see directly, so a team of scientists has …