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Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD is Largely a Fraud

<b>Categories</b>Autism & ADHD, Big Pharma, Carolanne Wright, Depression, Anxiety & Mental Health, DNA, the Brain & The Human Body, Health & Medical, …

Scientists Just Created 'Neural Dust.' It Could Be the Biggest Breakthrough in Keeping You Healthy

New wireless sensors no bigger than dust could let thousands of people monitor and reclaim their health over time.<p>Wireless technology already lets people enjoy activities like listening to music, but now, scientists have created barely-there wireless sensors applicable to dozens of medical …

Breakthroughs

Depending on the country, today I broke 8 laws just for being a woman. How many did you?

CAN YOU IMAGINE GETTING 40 LASHES for wearing pants in public? Just by driving my car, requesting to vote or leaving my house without reporting my …

Nonprofits

Art That Hurts

<i>Cynthia Sitton, The Sycamores, 2014, oil on linen, 36 x 48 inches.</i><p>It is unusual to see people crying over artwork these days. Most contemporary art seems to purposefully distance itself from emotion, relegating human sentiment to some basement realm far from the light of intellectual discourse. We …

How Do I Know if I Need Mental Health Services?

If you have ever wondered if mental health services are right for you and have been reluctant to reach out for a consultation, here's a quick reference questionnaire that may help you determine that.<p>Everyone experiences difficult times throughout their lives accompanied by deep emotions and …

What is the role of climate change in the conflict in Syria?

That warning has become a global alert. Since the uprising against Assad in March 2011, over 240,000 people have been killed, 4 million Syrians have …

Candy stores are competing for the grown-up sweet tooth

First came fancy cupcakes, then macarons, the Frenchified sandwich cookies. Improbably, gourmet doughnuts hit the scene.<p>Now the upscaling of once-simple pleasures has spread to a new frontier: candy. Upstart companies are launching sweet shops for grown-ups with a taste for luxury and bank accounts …

7 Surprising Biometric Identification Methods

Everything from your smell to your ears can be used to prove you're you<p>Biometrics has long been put forth as the next big thing in authentication, replacing or supplementing the concept of "things that you know"—passwords, PINs, and so on—with "things that you are." But despite lots of advances in …

North Korean Defectors Say 'The Interview' Isn't Funny

Movie-goers wait in line to purchase tickets for "The Interview" outside the Los Feliz 3 Cinema in Los Angeles, California on December 25, 2014 © AFP/File Robyn Beck<p>Seoul (AFP) - Hollywood comedy "The Interview" has won a few fans in between sparking apocalyptic warnings from North Korea -- but for …

How to conquer the galaxy on a computer

<b>Space is big. Really big.</b><p>And not just in terms of the mind-boggingly vast distances between the stars and planets out there in the Universe at large.<p>It's also big in video games. All of a sudden there are lots of games based in space available to play or under testing and development.<p>Tomorrow sees …