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England plan to target Scotland’s Finn Russell, says Courtney Lawes

England’s forwards will head north on Thursday vowing to give Finn Russell another torrid day at the office in the Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield this weekend. The Scotland fly-half has endured a mixed Six Nations campaign so far and, according to the English back-rower Courtney Lawes, further …

Sugar and heart disease: The sour side of industry-funded research

While there is a general agreement that sugar intake is bad for heart health, this was not always the case. In the 1960s, when deaths from heart …

Science’s 1%: How income inequality is getting worse in research

For a portrait of income inequality in science, look no further than the labs of the University of California. Twenty-nine medical researchers there …

Why College Is a Risky Time for Students' Mental Health

<b>Correction appended, Aug. 31, 2016</b><p>Dana hadn’t had any prior experiences with mental illness when her son Oliver went back to school at Kenyon …

A psychiatrist explains that Mother Nature can change the way our brains work

More than 50% of the world lives in an urban setting, and that number is expected to increase to over 70% by 2050. As fun as city living can be, it …

Study of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Beyond Single Diagnosis

Their study, published online in Frontiers in Psychiatry, may reframe how clinicians and scientists approach the treatment and study of …

Nearly 60 Million People Suffer from Mental Disorders In India

Nearly 10-20 million (1-2 percent of the population) Indians suffered from severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and …

Jennifer Esposito Details Terrifying Medical Ordeal That Landed Her in Psychiatric Care

Jennifer Eposito is opening up about the scariest, most helpless moment in her life.<p>In an exclusive sneak peek at Saturday’s <i>Oprah: Where Are They …

Psychiatry

A look at how emotions and cognition interact during the aging process - Scope

The ability to automatically control emotions — something that most of us don’t even realize we have — gets disrupted in older adults with poor …

Tardive dyskinesia | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a serious side effect that may occur with certain medications used to treat mental illness. TD may appear as repetitive, …

Depression

Psychiatric Drug Advertising Might Be Hurting Patients

By Joshua A. Krisch in Vocativ<p>By Alex Mayyasi in Priceonomics<p>By Melissa Pandika in Ozy<p>By German Lopez in Vox<p>By Roger Pielke Jr. in the New York</i> …

Rehabilitating Violent Offenders Is Possible. Why Aren’t We Doing It?

In his second year after medical school, psychiatrist James Gilligan found himself short on cash. A job at a teaching hospital in western …

Mental Disorders

If you don’t understand Black Lives Matter after Terence Crutcher’s death, you never will

His car broke down. An officer said he looked “bad.” Now he’s dead.<p>Countless studies, statistics, investigations, and anecdotes tell us that a person’s race can determine the kinds of interactions he or she will have with the police — and how likely it is that he or she will survive the …

Entitled People Are More Likely to Be Disappointed by Life: Study

The next time you’re feeling bummed out or angry at the world, ask yourself if you’ve really been dealt a poor hand—or if, just maybe, you were …

Does Prozac Really Treat Anxiety? Maybe Not

Neuroscientist and author Joseph LeDoux proposes a new system of classification for anxiety and fear.<p>For as much time and money our culture spends on …

Modeling Critical Thinking Skills: Focus on the Research, Not the Hype, Behind Technology in the Classroom

A parent of two Waldorf students, Alan Eagle, has a computer science degree from Dartmouth and works at Google. He says it is a waste of time to …

Federal court rules on black hair

I am black and I have black hair.Damn right. [gif from here] I have black hair texture. Check it.Today's nerd shirt. #scientistselfie …

Quickies: Witches, Pumpkin Spices, and Bad Science

• Origin of the phrase “Roger that” in English – “When a soldier or a radio operator said ‘Roger’ after receiving a transmission, he was simply saying …

Open-plan offices might be making us less social and productive, not more

“If we all work side-by-side in an open-plan office or ‘hot desk,’ moving from place to place, it’s sure to increase collaboration!”<p>It turns out that may be wrong. If you don’t have your own space, perhaps you are better off working remotely with your cat for company.<p>Our research found that there …

The Workplace

The Growing Rivalry Between Google And IBM

In the PC era, the big rivalry was between Microsoft and Apple. Apple’s products were considered to be better, but Microsoft’s ability to leverage its operating system across a number of manufacturers proved to be the stronger model. By 1997, Apple was in such bad shape it needed an investment from …

Quantum Computing

Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in …

Mind

A searing new report claims opioid drugmakers spent 8 times as much as the NRA on lobbying

The report looked at the period from 2006 to 2015, when deaths from the drugs began to skyrocket. Here are some of its most striking findings:<p>Opioid drugmakers including Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, spent more than <b>$880 million</b>, or roughly $98 million per year, on lobbying and campaign …

Searing

A company you've never heard of is quietly leading the driverless-car revolution

NVIDIA (pronounced en-vid-eya) has been around for 23 years, but you may not have heard of it.<p>That's because it's a company working on big projects behind the scenes. It's first foray into the tech world was as a 3D-graphics company, primarily designing the graphics used in video-gaming. But that …

Autonomous Cars

Tardigrades can live 30 years in a freezer and survive in space, and now we know why

Scientists discover adaptations to life in extreme environments in the tardigrade genome<p>Tardigrades — also known as "water bears" — are microscopic animals that can live through almost anything: 30 years in a freezer, rapid dehydration, boiling and freezing temperatures, massive doses of radiation, …

China's Race To Space Domination

To gain an edge here on Earth, China is pushing ahead in space<p>Before this decade is out, humanity will go where it’s never gone before: the far side of the moon. This dark side—forever facing away from us—has long been a mystery. No human-made object has ever touched its surface. The mission will …