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Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

The Brain

The 10 Best Documentaries of 2016 That Are Trying to Change the World

Had your fill of Oscar-baiting plots and overwrought performances? Have a look at the best non-fiction films of the year.<p>While high-profile dramas continue to dominate the ongoing award season, let us not forget the many phenomenal documentaries that were bestowed upon us over the past twelve …

Manchin on WV opioid abuse: 'We need to declare a war on drugs'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin called for a new "war on drugs" Tuesday to combat the opioid crisis striking his state of West Virginia, eagerly adopting the language of the now much-criticized Nixon-era push to curb illicit substance use.<p>"We need to declare a war on drugs," Manchin …

Armed men free top Sikh fighter in India prison break

At least 10 armed men disguised as policemen have attacked a high-security prison in India's Punjab state, injuring jail guards and freeing a top commander of a Sikh armed group and four others, officials said.<p>The attackers travelled in cars and stormed Nabha Jail on Sunday, stabbing a guard at the …

Trevor Noah Says He Grew Up 'In The Shadow Of A Giant' (His Mom)

As the child of a black mother and a white father in apartheid-era South Africa, <i>Daily Show</i> host Trevor Noah was the living, breathing evidence that a crime had been committed.<p>Under apartheid, interracial couples who had engaged in sexual relations could be punished with years-long prison sentences, …

Seven Small Towns You Must Visit in the U.S.

Seven reasons to start planning that U.S. road trip, stat.<p>New York City—more specifically the neon insanity around Times Square—may be the most …

Dueling lights

Milky Way vs. zodiacal light! Captured over beautiful Yamdrok Lake in Tibet.<p>Jeff Dai wrote:<p>Pictured above, an unusual triangle of light appears …

11 of the Most Breathtaking Travel Photos of the Year

Prepare to get a serious case of wanderlust.<p>The Siena International Photo Awards recently announced the winners of their annual international photography contest and the results are stunning. With submissions from over 100 countries from Turkey to Myanmar, professional and amateur photographers …

The 21 Documentaries from the 21st Century Everyone Should See

This year, Weiner and O.J.: Made in America reminded us just how ambitious (and binge-worthy) documentaries could be. Here are our picks for the 21 best documentaries ever made—plus some recs from their directors.<p>1<p><i>Weiner</i><p>Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg | 2016<p>Turns out <i>Lemonade</i> was only the …

DNA study lays bare devastating damage caused by smoking

Major investigation into root causes of cancer reveals how tobacco smoke mutates DNA and gives rise to more than a dozen types of tumour<p>The devastating impact of cigarette smoke on the body’s DNA has been laid bare by the first comprehensive study into the damage tobacco inflicts on human …

A British sci-fi writer made a series of predictions 100 years ago and was right about nearly every one

No writer is more renowned for his ability to foresee the future than HG Wells. His writing can be seen to have predicted the airplane, the tank, space travel, the atomic bomb, satellite television, and the World Wide Web. His fantastic fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, flights to the …

Human Rights

Positive psychology is an overlooked way to brighten your mood during dark times

All we can ever hope to do, Sigmund Freud once wrote, is “to change neurotic misery into common unhappiness.” This pessimistic statement from arguably the most influential psychological theorist of modern times captured the mood that prevailed in psychology through most of the 20th century. That …

Psychology

The Hot 5: Books People Are Talking About This Week, or Should Be

<i>This article first appeared in The National Book Review.</i><p>1. <i>City on Fire</i> by Garth Risk Hallberg (Knopf)<p>Weighing in at over 900 pages, with a reported advance of nearly $2 million, this debut novel raised expectations - and it largely seems to be meeting them. On the front page of the <i>New York Times</i> …

2 factors affect whether antidepressants will work for you — and scientists have finally put them together

But even when my depression threatened to cut me off completely from the world around me, I struggled with the decision to take antidepressants. It wasn't just that I'd been taught to believe that "going on meds" was giving up. No, what really worried me was how I'd cope if the drugs didn't …

Depression

Esketamine Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Major Depressive Disorder with Imminent Risk for Suicide

<b>TITUSVILLE, N.J., Aug. 16, 2016</b> - Janssen Research & Development, LLC, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced …

Watch The Best Moments From Last Night's Saturday Night Live

Election jokes are <i>Saturday Night Live'</i>s bread and butter, so it should come as no surprise that the cast took aim at Donald Trump's hot mic scandal. …

Hospital industry says it, too, is slammed by drug costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hospitals, too, are getting slammed by sharp price increases in prescription drugs, and the industry is urging the next president …

Trump Debate Comment Inspires #MuslimsReportStuff, And It's Very Funny

At Sunday night's presidential debate, Donald Trump unwittingly launched a new meme. In the town hall setting, a Muslim woman asked the candidates about Islamophobia.<p>Trump's response: "We have to be sure that Muslims come in and report when they see something going on."<p>Many have taken up the …

Donald Trump

‘Shadow World’: The War Documentary the U.S. Government Doesn’t Want You to See

A new film chronicles America’s role in the international arms trade. Plus, watch an exclusive clip outlining the post-9/11 plan to attack seven …

Want to Work Smarter, Not Harder? 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

We’re safer without pit bull bans

In 1986, the first dog ever to be used by the Los Angeles Police Department for narcotics detection died of liver cancer at the age of 10. His name was Frog. During his eight years on the force he was credited with locating drug shipments worth more than $160 million.<p>I mention Frog's service …

37 Years in Solitary Confinement and Even the State Can’t Explain Why

If there’s a reason why Arthur Johnson has spent nearly four decades in solitary, Pennsylvania hasn’t given it—and now the case has national …

Carnage and corruption: upstart Mexican cartel's path to top

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - In barely four years, a little-known criminal gang has grown to challenge the world’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, for domination of the Mexican underworld, unleashing a new tide of violence.<p>Once minions of Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel, traffickers of the …

Mexico

Behind The True Crime Podcast Everyone Should Be Listening To Right Now

Jacob Wetterling, an 11-year-old boy, went missing 27 years ago. A new podcast called "In the Dark" retells the story.<p>At the end of August, a man named Danny Heinrich confessed to sexually assaulting and murdering Jacob Wetterling, an 11-year-old Minnesotan boy who had been missing since …

Kathy Shelton, the rape victim Donald Trump is now using against Hillary Clinton, explained

Trump’s attack that Clinton defends rapists is really an attack on the Sixth Amendment.<p>Both before and during the second presidential debate, Donald Trump attempted to accuse Hillary Clinton of defending sexual assault of women by mentioning a woman named Kathy Shelton — who’d been raped at the age …