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The Most Effective Tick Repellents for Humans (and Dogs), According to Science

The desire to keep ticks at bay feels especially urgent this year. There’s the news that the number of insect-borne diseases in the United States has …

How Do Stress Exposure and Stress Regulation Relate to Borderline Personality Disorder?

Introduction<p>Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex personality disorder which affects 2% of the adult general population. Ten percent of …

Neurology

Obsessive tidiness could be the root cause of racism, claims new study

Obsessive tidiness could be the root cause of racism, a new study has claimed.<p>Researchers at Yale University discovered a link between a person's …

The Truth About Sex Differences

It's time for a grown-up conversation about sex. No, not <i>that</i> one. The other one, about the minds of men and women. Converging lines of empirical …

New STD cases hit record high in US, CDC says

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2016, Americans were infected with more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.<p>"Clearly we need to reverse this disturbing trend," …

Public Health

The Evil Genius Ways The Wealthy, Cities, And Businesses Try To Control Urban Spaces

A new book, The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion, examines the fascinating techniques used to keep people out–and bring people in–to different areas of our cities.<p>When David Geffen built an oceanfront compound on Malibu’s Pacific Coast Highway–a property that sold this year for $85 million–he …

Why So Many Rape Victims Don't Simply 'Fight Back'

A new study shows it’s common for women to experience involuntary paralysis during sexual assault.<p>Last winter, a judge in Turin, Italy, acquitted a 46-year-old man who had been accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague. His rationale for tossing the case, The Washington Post reported, was …

New Study: Rates of Anti-LGBTQ School Bullying at 'Unprecedented High'

The study claims LGBTQ students are two to three times more likely than their peers to be assaulted or threatened, which in turn increases the …

There’s Been a Huge Increase in Campus Sex Assaults. Why?

It isn’t clear if the 205 percent increase in reported assaults, as cited in a new federal study, means there have been more actual assaults or just …

Crime

School Accused Of Hiding Bathroom Assault Before 8-Year-Old Boy's Suicide

He was allegedly knocked unconscious, but his mother was told that he had merely fainted.<p>The attorney for the parent of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who died by suicide has accused his school of failing to tell his mother that he had been assaulted in a bathroom just two days before he took his life in …

Humpback whales interfering when mammal‐eating killer whales attack other species: Mobbing behavior and interspecific altruism? - Pitman - 2017 - Marine Mammal Science

Event no. (from Appendix)<p>Species interacting with killer whales<p>No. of killer whales<p>No. of humpback whales<p>Killer whales<p>Humpback whale behavior<p>Travel …

A New Study Proves How Good "One-Stop Shop" Contraceptive Care Is For Women

The study proves combining family planning and other medical services is good for women — but Trump policies could roll back these gains.<p>A new study suggests that combining family planning services with other medical care can improve women's health — just as the Trump administration prepares for …

Here Are The Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

This makes old age sound awesome.<p>Ageing can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's …

Science shows eye contact is so powerful, it can make you lose connection with reality

Our sensitivity to eye contact begins incredibly early. Infants of just two days of age prefer looking at faces that gaze back at them. Similarly, recordings of the brain activity of four-month-olds show that they process gazing faces more deeply than faces that are looking away; and at 7-months, …

Cultivating a ‘memory palace’ can make long-lasting improvements to recall, say scientists, suggesting many of us have untapped memory reserves<p>A memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks can make dramatic and long-lasting improvements to a person’s power of recall, according to research that …

The Brain

Smart Kids Are More Likely To Experiment With Pot And Alcohol

Just like adults.<p>How’s this for peer pressure? Not only do the cool kids smoke pot, but it turns out the smart kids do, too.<p>We joke, of course. But a new study suggests that teens with high scores on academic exams were almost twice as likely as low-scoring peers to use cannabis persistently at …

Gay Marriage Is Linked to Fewer LGBTQ Suicide Attempts, According to New Study

Researchers found a drop in reported suicide attempts specifically among teenagers in the LGBTQ community after their states legalized gay marriage.<p>In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage must be available to gay and lesbian couples across the nation. But between 2004 and 2015, 35 …

Brain scans predict whether teenagers will use drugs in the future

It's possible to predict whether teenagers will use drugs in a "problematic" way when they get older, a new research paper says.<p>By looking at the MRI …

The Internet’s hidden science factory

In a small apartment in a small town in northeastern Mississippi, Sarah Marshall sits at her computer, clicking bubbles for an online survey, as her …

Gun Violence Is One Of The Least Researched Major Killers In The U.S., Study Finds

Relative to the number of lives it claims, gun violence receives little funding for studies.<p>Despite being one of the leading causes of death in the United States, gun violence remains one of the country’s least studied and most underfunded public health crises, a study released Tuesday found.<p>While …

A guide to paint sheens, from glossy to matte

Yas sheen yas (but also, in some cases, no)<p>So you’ve done the hard part—after much debate you’ve finally settled on a paint color. Now, the merchant wants to know what sheen you want and there are so many choices. We asked artist Mary McMurray to help us sift through the options.<p>For the past thirty …

Scientists have identified 3 keys to addiction in the brain

There's an easy, incomplete answer: You have addictions. You have a disorder that compromises the mechanisms in your brain that lead you toward better choices.<p>But what does that mean, really? If addiction is a disease, what does it look like? Is it the same from drug to drug or addicted person to …

Mental Health

Voting Yes For Medical Or Recreational Marijuana Legalization Will Probably Save Lives: Your Vote Matters

This year's election is already underway and while most of us are paying attention to the presidential candidates, there are a lot of other elected positions and ballot measures that are important to consider. One issue, being voted on in nine states, regards varying levels of marijuana …

A New Law To Protect Sexual Assault Survivors Means Rape Kits Are No Longer Disposable

Due to a push by 25-year-old activist Amanda Nguyen, President Obama signed a new law that makes sure police don’t destroy rape kits before they get tested.<p>Here’s one more of about 8 million differences between Presidential candidate Donald Trump and current President Barack Obama. On the same day …

You May Be Able To Train Your Brain To Be Fearless

A developing treatment called neurofeedback may help people suffering from anxiety and PTSD.<p>All your fears, stresses and anxieties have one thing in common. They are sensed by a pair of pea-sized patches of neurons, called the amygdala, sitting deep inside your brain. So what if you could control …

The strange science of obsessive love

After a breakup there's the expectation that you'll eventually move on. But what if you can't? What if the impulse to think about an ex became …

Relationships

Why We Need an LGBT Census

For policy to change in the U.S., we need a better way to track and measure LGBT people.<p>If you were asked to list the most pressing issues that LGBT …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …