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There's Now a Brain Scan to Tell if You're Depressed – And What Treatment Is Needed

Finally.<p>We currently diagnose depression based on what individuals tell us about their feelings – or those of their loved ones. People with …

British Spaceplane receives approval from ESA for next stage development | New Hampshire Voice

The European Space Agency (ESA) has given its approval to technology which could transform space travel.<p>Reaction Engines, a British aerospace company …

Where Has All the (Sea Trash) Plastic Gone?

Microplastics embed into deep-sea sediment—and there's a lot more than thought.<p>When Spanish scientist Andres Cozar Cabanas compiled the first ever global map of ocean trash last July, he inadvertently uncovered a mystery. Much of the plastic he expected to find bobbing in the oceans, given a …

Brazil at risk of recession as S&P downgrades debt to near junk

Rating agency cuts Brazil’s debt one notch to BBB-, citing “fiscal slippage”, bad economic management, and one-off tricks that flattered the public accounts<p>Brazil’s sovereign debt is one step away from junk after Standard & Poor’s downgraded Latin America’s powerhouse economy, prompting a furious …

Economy

Dying Lake Urmia reflects a broader problem in Iran

LAKE URMIA, Iran — An eerie and forlorn tableau greets visitors to the arid shores of this once-vast lake in Iran's far northwest. Rusting ships sit wedged in deep black mud. Stray dogs nibble on rotting planks from long-discarded beach chairs and derelict bungalows.<p>Lake Urmia, long counted among …

U.S. Ice Storm 'Holds Hands' With UK Flood

Yet another storm battered southern parts of the United Kingdom on Friday, with winds up to 80 mph and heavy rain. Based on satellite imagery, this …

California declares drought as early wildfires rage

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1045000/1045077_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524899957_2d3d1836765fe788d55911e8218a50af<p><b>The governor of California has declared a state-wide drought, urging residents to conserve water in what could be the state's driest year on …

Unchecked global warming 'will double extreme El Niño weather events'

The world's most devastating global weather phenomenon – the weather events associated with "El Niño" – will double in frequency to once a decade if global warming remains unchecked, according to what scientists believe is a major step forward in the understanding of such events.<p>The last extreme El …

Government Lists 2013's Most Extreme Weather Events: 6 Takeaways

From California's record drought to Australia's record heat, the climate anomalies of 2013.<p>From record hot and cold temperatures to floods and droughts, 2013 was a wacky year for weather. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weighed in Wednesday with its list of the year's …

California's Drought: A Shocking Photo And Other Updates

Farmers in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency last month, are facing hard choices as a drought threatens to ruin their crops. They must weigh the costs of paying for irrigation against the chance that their fields will never get enough water this season.<p>A striking …

2013 one of the hottest years on record

While parts of North America are in the middle of a deep freeze, there is new evidence that overall temperatures on the planet continue to rise.<p>Data from the US National Ocean and Atmospheric Agency has concluded that 2013 tied with 2003 as the fourth warmest year on Earth since records began in …

Australia should probably get used to these devastating heat waves

In the late 1990s, a particularly strong El Niño oscillation scourged the world with droughts, floods, and disruptions to the food supply. Carrying the energy equivalent of a million Hiroshima bombs, the titanic climate event was ultimately responsible for 23,000 deaths and at least $35 billion in …

A Monster Avalanche Just Cut Off The Only Road To An Alaskan Town

The town is fine for now, as they have a fully stocked Safeway. They are working to clear the road, named Richardson Highway. At least one of the avalanches was natural and the other seems to have been caused by blasting.<p>According to the Anchorage Daily News, "Highway officials say they've never …

Scientific American wants to end the ban on psychoactive drug research

<i>Scientific American</i> recently published a spirited editorial calling for the US government to end the ban on psychoactive drug research. After the Controlled Substances Act was passed in 1970, drugs like marijuana, MDMA, and LSD were put on the Schedule I drug list, deemed to have no accepted …

This Is The Best Explanation We've Seen For Why All Of Atlanta Is Stuck In Traffic

The City knew the storm was coming, and has a new fleet of snowplows and vehicles to spread sand. So what went wrong?<p>Atlanta-based designer Thomas Strickland spent eight hours in traffic, and offered up a great explanation of the problem on Metafilter.<p>He gave us permission to publish his …

Arctic blanket over U.S. on January 28

As frigid Arctic air surged into the U.S. this week, the GOES-East satellite captured this image of what looks like a blanket over the Arctic.<p>NOAA’s …

How Vaccine Fears Fueled The Resurgence Of Preventable Diseases

Credit: Adam Cole/NPR with data from the Council on Foreign Relations<p>For most of us, measles and whooping cough are diseases of the past. You get a few shots as a kid and then hardly think about them again.<p>But that's not the case in all parts of the world — not even parts of the U.S.<p>As an …

Satellite View of the Central and Eastern U.S. in the Deep…

Satellite View of the Central and Eastern U.S. in the Deep Freeze: This NOAA GOES satellite image from January 21 at 1601 UTC/11:01 a.m. EST shows a snow-covered Mid-west behind the clouds associated with the cold front that is expected to bring snowfall from Virginia to Maine.<p>The GOES image was created at NASA/NOAA's GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. At the NASA/NOAA's GOES Project, the GOES data (clouds) were laid down as "primer" over the land and ocean …

First Ever Picture of Dark Matter Released, What Holds Galaxies Together

The elusive strands of dark matter hidden beneath the visible universe have been seen for the first time. It's used to explain theories of how the …

Amazing Maps on Twitter: "Where and how people live in the world Source: Reddit User "Cyrus47" - http://t.co/OIfZxF7grI"

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>Replying to @<b>Amazing_Maps</b><p>“@<b>Amazing_Maps</b>: Where and how people live in the world Source: Reddit User "Cyrus47" - …

Space Telescopes Look Back 13.2 Billion Years and See Surprisingly Luminous Galaxies

What was the Universe like more than 13 billion years ago, just 500 million years after the big bang? New data from the Hubble and Spitzer space …

NASA: International Space Station Operations Extended to 2024

NASA announced today that the Obama administration has approved NASA’s request for an extension of operations for the International Space Station for …

Space Science

Giant Planet Discovered in Pisces Star System

"There is a great interest in these stars that are known to host planets," explained Stephen Kane , an assistant professor of physics and astronomy …

This long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image of massive…

This long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image of massive galaxy cluster Abell 2744 (foreground) is the deepest ever made of any cluster of galaxies. It shows some of the faintest and youngest galaxies ever detected in space. Abell 2744 is a massive galaxy cluster located in the constellation Sculptor. The immense gravity in Abell 2744 is being used as a lens to warp space and brighten and magnify images of more distant background galaxies. The more distant galaxies appear as they did longer …

Deepest galaxy cluster ever pictured by Hubble

<b>The "deepest ever" image of a group of galaxies - "Pandora's Cluster" - has been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.</b><p>The blue arcs in the picture are distant galaxies as they appeared 12 billion years ago - not long after the Big Bang.<p>The hidden objects are revealed through the "magnifying lens" …

Foi captada primeira imagem directa de um exoplaneta.

Foi hoje divulgada a primeira imagem obtida por observação directa de um exoplaneta. O Beta Pictoris b, que orbita a estrela Beta Pictoris, uma das …