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The mental health crisis among young Americans, by the numbers

One in five American young adults under the age of 25 lives with a mental illness or behavioral disorder, NBC reports, citing the Centers for Disease …

Mental Health

Can Science Explain The Human Mind?

In <i>The Devil's Dictionary</i>, Ambrose Bierce describes the mind as "a mysterious form of matter secreted by the brain," engaged in a futile attempt to understand itself "with nothing but itself to know itself with."<p>Questions about the limits of self-understanding have persisted long after Bierce's 1911 …

Consciousness

Is dark matter decay causing antimatter to smash into Earth?

Antimatter Abundance<p>In 2008, the space-based instrument PAMELA detected something unusual in Earth’s atmosphere — an overwhelming and surprising …

Dark Matter

We Finally Know What Creates These Eerie Whistling Sounds in Space

Sure is noisy up there.<p>Using data from two different satellites, astronomers have linked an eerie-sounding phenomenon called a whistler mode chorus …

Physics

Colossal Squid Facts (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni)

The Colossal Squid Is a Real-Life Sea Monster<p>Tales of sea monsters date back to the days of ancient mariners. The Norse tale of the Kraken tells of …

Brain implant boosts memory for first time ever

New memory prosthesis could be a game-changer for dementia care.<p><i>In brief: A professor built a brain implant that can reportedly improve short-term memory by 15 percent and working memory by 25 percent. The device could prove life-changing for the growing segment of the population impacted by</i> …

Alzheimer's Disease

In a Major First, Scientists Edit DNA Within the Human Body

For the first time, scientists have edited the DNA inside of a patient’s body, in an attempt to cure a genetic disorder by permanently changing the …

Genetics

There's a new religion centered around artificial intelligence and it sounds terrifying

There's a new church for tech-minded folks, and it sounds like something out of a science fiction novel.<p>"Way of the Future" (or WOTF, as they …

'Routine' detection of space ripples

<b>Gravitational waves have been picked up from another black hole merger.</b><p>It is the fifth time such an event has been validated, and the sixth occasion overall that ripples in space-time have been detected from far-off phenomena.<p>The LIGO-VIRGO collaboration, whose laser labs sense the waves, issued …

Gravitational Waves

As Black Holes Eat Stars, They Shoot Death Rays of Plasma Into Space

When astronomers caught sight of a massive burst of X-rays that had traveled almost 8,000 light-years to reach their telescopes, they realized it …

China reportedly caught North Korean assassins plotting to kill Kim Jong Un's nephew

Chinese authorities have reportedly blocked a plot from seven North Korean assassins to enter the country and kill Kim Han Sol, the son of Kim Jong Nam — Kim Jong Un's half brother who authorities allege was assassinated with a nerve agent at an airport in Malaysia.<p>An anonymous source told South …

North Korea

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, AlphaGo Zero took just three days to master the ancient Chinese board game of Go ... with no human help<p>Google’s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing program, AlphaGo – an AI so powerful …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event (16 Oct 2017)

Shortly after 8:41am EDT on Aug. 17, 2 seconds after LIGO and VIRGO detected a gravitational wave event, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked …

Telescopes

A neuroscientist explains how to fix your bad habits and save more money

Consider a typical American consumer. She gets paid twice a month, pays her bills once a month, goes grocery shopping maybe four times a month, eats three meals a day, and pays off her college loans over 20 years.<p>"All those metrics confuse our brain," Cerf, an assistant professor of marketing at …

Northwestern University

Santa Claus's tomb may have been uncovered beneath Turkish church

Archaeologists say they have found almost fully intact temple and burial grounds of Saint Nicholas in Antalya<p>Turkish archaeologists have dashed the hopes of millions of children by claiming to have uncovered the likely burial place of Saint Nicholas.<p>Surveys have uncovered an intact temple and …

Wait a second: What came before the big bang?

The Voorhes<p>Not everyone thinks the universe had a beginning.<p>Cosmologists used to think the universe was totally timeless: no beginning, no end. That might sound mind-melting, but it’s easier on the scientific brain than figuring out what a set starting point would mean, let alone when it would be. …

Meet the hive of insect-like machines that can assemble virtually anything

The Microfactory<p>Silicon Valley’s SRI International has developed what may be the most amazing microbot army ever: the MicroFactory. This robotic hive …

Nanotech

When Children Begin To Lie, There's Actually A Positive Takeaway

My 4-year-old recently called out to me that he was all dressed for school and going to play outside.<p>A moment later, I watched him appear outside the kitchen window and begin to happily blow bubbles — in his pajamas.<p>It can be alarming to parents when children begin telling lies like this (as well …

Psychology

Nobel Prize-winning detectors revealed a cosmic cataclysm

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every time a new telescope has been turned on, we have learned something fundamental about our universe.<p>Galileo's first telescope saw the moons of Jupiter and forever destroyed the idea that the Earth was at the center of the universe. Edwin Hubble used the Mount Wilson Observatory in 1917 …

Physics

Smart Ink Tattoos Turn Body Art into Mood Ring for Your Health

Thanks to myriad technological advancements over the past few years, wearable tattoos have burst onto the scene as everything from sweat-powered …

How to watch the Draconid meteor shower this weekend: Best time to see October's spectacular celestial display

The first of October's two meteor showers is almost upon us as the Draconid meteor shower is set to peak later this week.<p>Before the Orionids take …

Nobel Medicine Win Explained: It Stops You Getting Very, Very Tired

Nobel committee member Christer Hoog says the laureates' work in molecular mechanisms helps our understanding of body clocks.

Innovation

A former surgeon general says loneliness is making people worse at their jobs

"The world is suffering from an epidemic of loneliness," Murthy, the former surgeon general wrote recently in Harvard Business Review. "If we cannot rebuild strong, authentic social connections, we will continue to splinter apart — in the workplace and in society."<p>Murthy believes that loneliness …

Psychology

Asteroid the size of a HOUSE narrowly misses ring of communications satellites in close flyby of Earth

An asteroid the size of a house flew past our planet this morning, narrowly missing the ring of communications satellites orbiting at 22,236 miles …

A growing threat could kill 10 million people by 2050, but one company thinks it can stop it

After years of abuse in people and animals — with doctors practically doling them out like candy and farmers stirring them into animal feed — antibiotics have virtually stopped working. In January, a woman died after a raging infection that failed to respond to 26 different kinds of antibiotics. …

Medicine

Late-September heat wave leaves climate experts stunned

"Never been a heat wave of this duration and magnitude this late in the season," reports NOAA<p>Century-old records across the Midwest and East Coast …

Climate Change

Woman or machine? You won't know what to believe with this terrifyingly lifelike android

As technology continues to develop, the line between man and machine has become increasingly blurred.<p>And this stunningly lifelike android woman will …

Scientists Detect Ripples From Black Hole Collision

An international group of scientists announced on Wednesday that they had discovered the fourth-ever gravitational wave, an event spurred by the …

Sleep Deprivation Is Surprisingly Effective as an Antidepressant

But we don't know why.<p>For those who suffer from clinical depression, there could be an unexpected source of solace.<p>While long-term sleep deprivation …

Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone

When people without health insurance experience suspicious symptoms, they often rely on an internet search to decide whether the situation is dire enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room.<p>However, by the time they seek help, the condition may have advanced to the point where care is …