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Mental Health Problems Rising Among College Students

Amy Ebeling struggled with anxiety and depression throughout college, as her moods swung from high to low, but she resisted help until all came crashing down senior year.<p>“At my high points I was working several jobs and internships — I could take on the world,” said Ebeling, 24, who graduated from …

Mental Health

There's a Startling Increase in Major Depression Among Teens in the U.S.

Describing teens as moody and angsty is an old cliche. That stage of life is loaded with drama and intense feelings. And it was ever thus—just go …

The Awe-Inspiring Things 4-D Printing Can Do

Move over, 3-D. 4-D printing soon will allow manufacturers to create shape-shifting products that offer convenience, entertainment, safety, style, and economy.<p>3-D printing recently has done astounding things--scientists have used it to recreate a mummy head, cars, prosthetics and even firearms. …

'Pokémon GO' Wants To Take Us Outside -- Great, But Can We Be Careful?

If you’re the parent of an adolescent — as I am — chances are that you are <i>constantly</i> battling against the dangers of too much screen time. One danger: your kid is not getting outside enough, and, therefore, not learning about the world. Another: the harm that might come from too much exposure to …

Pokémon

Is The New Working Class Being Crushed In The 21st Century U.S. Economy?

Donald Trump’s strident rise to the crest of the Republican Party in the U.S. has drawn attention to a fervid current of popular frustration that until recently has laid latent in U.S. society. Trump’s emergence, however, does not come as a surprise to anyone who has studied the underlying …

Income Inequality

Why do humans like to get drunk? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Alcohol is a very simple molecule with incredibly complex effects. Although I already knew a bit about the neurobiology of alcohol, I just spent an afternoon reading a dense journal article that described roughly 50 different neural mechanisms it affects. After which I felt like I needed a drink. …

Neuroscience

The Male Birth Control Pill Is About to Come (So Your Boyfriend Can, Too)

We spoke to the researcher who has been trying to develop the ever-elusive solution to contraception for men for 10 years.<p>While women have been both ingesting and implanting various contraceptive methods for years, the promise of male birth control in any form is still annoyingly futuristic. …

Will the singularity mean the death of religion?

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

GOP’s hell-bent on tearing us apart: A decades-long strategy to win by divisiveness now leads to President Donald Trump

<b>(AP/Charles Tasnadi/Reuters/Joshua Roberts)</b><p>GOP’s Southern strategy has won elections for 50 years. It’s also fragmented America and destroyed our politics<p>Heather Cox Richardson<p>November 29, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>Republican candidates for the presidential nomination claim that Democrats kill babies and …

Political Science

How girl found dead in water tank set the internet on fire

The last thing they expected was to learn the body of a young woman had been rotting in a water tank on the roof for two weeks.<p>Police were baffled …

Wage Theft Comes to America: The Facts That Drive the Sanders Revolt

<i>(From Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice, Labor Institute Press, 2015)</i><p>In Denmark, companies like McDonald's and Burger King pay workers $20 an hour plus benefits, and don't bat an eye. These same companies, which are actually based in the U.S., pay American workers less …

This Tower Would Let City Dwellers Tour The Natural World

Circumnavigate the globe by elevator<p>City dwellers are reportedly 40 percent more likely to develop mood disorders than people in rural areas. But walking for roughly 90 minutes in nature, according to a Stanford University study published in June, can calm the negative thoughts. The Essence …

Architecture

A material supreme: How graphene will shape the world of tomorrow

In his book <i>Guns, Germs, and Steel</i>, Jared Diamond put forth that civilizations which spread out and conquer others do so as a result of geographic …

Nanotech

Here's everything we know about Microsoft's augmented reality headset HoloLens

Rather than doubling down on mobile, Microsoft has decided to look into the future — and the result is HoloLens.<p>The headset, which has been at least three years in the making and is rumoured to be released sometime in early 2017, is all part of the new "One Windows" strategy that sees Microsoft …

Augmented Reality