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A new milestone in non-pharmaceutical treatments for depression

Last week’s announcement that a UK company won US approval for device-based treatment of depression is excellent news for taking academic findings into a clinical setting<p>Mood disorders such as depression are devastating to sufferers, and hugely costly to treat. The most severe form of depression, …

FDA

New SAT, New Problems

The questions, particularly those in the math sections, could put certain students at a disadvantage.<p>In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.<p>In his speech, Coleman …

Education

Chinese city kills 5,000 dogs to control rabies

Authorities have killed almost 5,000 dogs in one Chinese city after rabies was blamed for the death of five people, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.<p>Municipal authorities in Baoshan, in the southwestern province of Yunnan, culled 4,900 dogs and vaccinated 100,000 in its …

BlackBerry's upcoming 'Classic' smartphone looks like this

BlackBerry had no part in the torrent of mobile news that erupted at last week's IFA tradeshow, but new leaked images remind us the company's got a fresh batch of smartphones in its pipeline, too. Originating from the Weibo account of a reseller who occasionally gets hold of prototype devices, the …

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Blue whales of California are back to historical levels, study finds

Good news, whale lovers: A new analysis suggests that there are as many blue whales living off the coast of California as there were before humans started hunting them to near extinction 110 years ago.<p>Today, there are roughly 2,200 blue whales who range from Mexico in the south to Alaska in the …

Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

In a preface to a new book, the famed physicist fears the Higgs Boson becoming unstable and causing a "catastrophic vacuum decay." But how likely is that really?<p>Stephen Hawking seems to have turned into the man with the sandwich board that says: "The end is nigh."<p>Not only has he warned us that …

Physics

An Energy Saving Air Vent In The Cloud Designed By A 13-Year-Old

Father and daughter team Gabi and Shani Zuniga put their heads together with neighbor and long-time friend Danny Eizips to create Ventix, a home heating and cooling device controlled by the cloud.<p>Think of it like Nest, but one step into the future. While the Nest thermostat controls your entire …

Opinion: Apple can make iPhones in China, but good luck selling there

The West traditionally has had problems selling anything to the Chinese. Either they are too broke to afford Western goods or their tastes just …

China