Edward Huss

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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like 1937

By the mid 1930s, a large portion of the world was still suffering from the aftereffects of the Great Depression. In America, the recovery was still …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Depression

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Diabetes

Don’t treat Donald Trump as if he’s a normal president. He’s not | Jonathan Freedland

From the US Congress to Theresa May, everyone needs to understand that when the next president takes office the usual rules will no longer apply<p>There is one week to go and all is confusion. Next Friday Donald Trump will take the oath of office and be sworn in as president of the United States. But …

Will Racism End When Old Bigots Die?

Shelly Fields is a 46-year-old white woman living in Richton Park, a racially diverse Chicago suburb. She says she's raised her four daughters, who are biracial, to see people of all races as equal, just as her parents raised her. Fields doesn't think that racism will ever disappear completely, but …

Science: How Marijuana Works To Help Those With Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disease in which the immune system attacks the fatty protein that protects our nerve cells. The exposed and …

Gaudi’s Lost Manhattan Tower

The designer of such architectural masterpieces as Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí left behind designs for a monumental Manhattan hotel …

Humans Have A Magnetic Sixth Sense, Says Researcher

Everyone knows birds navigate using magnetoreception, finding their way over huge distances by aligning themselves with Earth’s magnetic field as …

More on what's wrong with shipping container architecture: Everything.

If one made a short list of the most important inventions of the last fifty or sixty years, shipping containers would be right up there near the top. …

Why Brutalism is sending out an SOS

Visionary, or monstrous architecture? Brutalist buildings are either loved or hated. Considered eyesores for decades, they're hip again — but many …

Architecture

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

Sustainability

Scientists studying effect of ketogenic diet on brain cancer

Scientists are tracking the effects of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet for its potential to starve brain tumours and treat cancer patients.<p>The …

Diabetes

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 12 – Awakenings by Oliver Sacks (1973)

Oliver Sacks’s moving account of how, as a doctor in the late 1960s, he revived patients who had been neurologically ‘frozen’ by sleeping sickness reverberates to this day<p>Among the great books in this series that address the human condition, <i>Awakenings</i> stands out as a profoundly influential medical …

The Race for the Wood Skyscraper Starts Here

At a newly renovated plant in Riddle, Ore., workers glue together boards harvested from nearby forests, where Douglas fir has grown for thousands of …

Reinventing Green Building

<i>A new book is less reinvention than it is revisionism.</i><p>"The green building revolution has stalled," declares Jerry Yudelson in <i>Reinventing Green Building</i>, to be released June 1 by New Society Publishers. His premise is that certification programs such as the US Green Building Council's Leadership in …

Classy Watches That Won't Break the Bank

Every modern brand phenom has a well-crafted backstory. The birth of the affordable luxury watch is no different. In 2006, while visiting Australia, …

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

But we’re better off believing in it anyway.<p>For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can …

Scientists just solved a long-standing mystery about sense of smell

Scientists still don't understand every aspect about how our sense of smell works — but now, a team of researchers may have solved a long-standing mystery about our noses and brains.<p>Millions of olfactory receptor neurons sit at the back of your nose and relay smells to your brain.<p>Each smell we …

Customer disdain for this 'innovative and disruptive' business model is only growing

Look no further than Netflix, Amazon Prime, Dollar Shave Club, and Carnivore Club. It seems easy; sign up, and you have a product each month for a fixed price.<p>But at the same time, many subscription-based retailers are being accused of not having clear disclosures about their billing practices.<p>And …

How A Mexican Startup is Turning Mango Scraps Into Nutritional Gold

Enrique González holds up a plastic pouch filled with a whitish powder. He assures me it is not cocaine.<p>González, 27, and his partner, Flavio Siller, 26, are the cofounders of EatLimmo, a food-tech startup in Monterrey, Mexico that’s finding nutritional gold where others just see garbage.<p>EatLimmo …

Sausages

There's a 'revolution' coming to investing — and only the strong will survive

When things get shaken up, whether politically, economically or technologically, there's eventually going to be a loser.<p>We're currently seeing online shopping ravaging department stores; travel agents are quickly disappearing in favor of online booking sites, and of course the British probably …

Investing

Neuroscience confirms that to be truly happy, you will always need something more

What’s the sign of a life well lived? If you were to judge by LinkedIn resumes alone, you might be impressed by prestigious job titles and accolades. But in person, the importance of these formal achievements quickly fades away. Regardless of career success, there can be something very dispiriting, …

University of British Columbia

Herzog and De Meuron: Tate Modern’s architects on their radical new extension

Twenty years ago, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron converted London’s Bankside power station into a gallery. Now they are about to unveil the Switch House – and reinvent how we view art all over again<p>• What I think about Tate Modern: artists, musicians and critics give their views<p>Jacques Herzog, …

Architecture

Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection May Give New Insights into Multiple Sclerosis

<b>BWH researchers find evidence that diet and gut microbes can remotely influence brain inflammation.</b><p>New research by investigators at Brigham and …

Neuroscience

Breakthrough may stop multiple sclerosis in its tracks

An international research team has demonstrated that a new plant-derived drug can block the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).read more

How Plant Medicine And Diet Reversed My Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

I had been hitch hiking and traveling around Australia for the past year, but I came home because my body felt weird. I had extreme brain fog, …

Windows 10 Worst Secret Spins Out Of Control [Updated]

<i>Update 15/02/2016: Microsoft has dismissed the data on the Voat thread as completely flawed. This supersedes the ‘no comment’ initially supplied for this story and all parties acknowledge this changes the context from which the original story was written.</i> <i>An apology from Microsoft UK press agency</i> …

Windows 10

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Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …