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Neural Networks are Now Being Used to Represent Quantum Systems

Modern technology has learned to embrace the likes of artificial intelligence, including machine learning, and as a result, some fantastic tools and …

Doctors Are Now Fighting Depression by Targeting the Brain's Wiring, Not Its Chemical Balance

The Damage of Depression<p>Depression is becoming an epidemic that is damaging individuals, society, and the economy. Its has become the leading source …

What To Know About Antidepressants Before You Think They Just Don’t Work

Patience is important<p>How would you feel if what you thought was a hard-and-fast treatment for your chronic illness was failing you?<p>This is something many people living with mental illness face. Antidepressants are often the first line of defense in treating patients complaining of psychiatric …

Why Asian-American Seniors Have High Rates Of Depression But Rarely Seek Help

"If you have a mental health issue you might be deemed as ... looking shameful to the family.”<p>Time after time, Joy Luangphaxay would see <b></b>Asian-American seniors come to the nonprofit Hamilton-Madison House accompanied by their adult children and complain to therapists about their difficulty falling …

Mental Health

America has become so anti-innovation – it's economic suicide

The fall of Juicero isn’t just entertaining tech industry stupidity – it’s the sign of a country refusing to break new ground<p>If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells a $400 juicer. Here’s …

Tech Industry

Microsoft’s bid to bring AI to every developer is starting to make sense

The APIs are getting good enough to be built into production systems.<p>SEATTLE—For the third year in a row, Microsoft is heavily promoting …

Machine Learning

Google just acquired the award-winning VR studio behind Job Simulator

Google is pushing forward with its bet on VR entertainment with its latest acquisition: indie VR studio Owlchemy Labs.<p>The Austin, Texas-based team of 23 made a name for itself with numerous successful VR games, including <i>Job Simulator</i>, <i>Caaaaardboard!</i>, and <i>Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality</i>. The terms …

Science: There's a Significant Upside to Anxiety

The latest psychological research shows there are significant benefits to being a worrywart.<p>If you're concerned about your anxiety, there are no shortage of solutions on offer, from drugs and behavior modification, to getting more exercise or even just learning simple deep breathing techniques. But …

We’re Just Now Learning How Hormones Affect Our Brains

If you’ve ever found yourself freaking out before a meeting, you’ve experienced shifts in <b>cortisol</b>, the “fight or flight” hormone which plays an …

The 'dogs from the cellar' is a perfect metaphor to explain how your childhood still influences your relationships today

Brach shares a bunch of simple but brilliant insights into the way we handle difficult emotions— and how we can handle them better.<p>But there's one sentence I've kept coming back to because it just makes so much sense:<p>"Because we are responding to an accumulation of past pain, our reactions are out …

Relationships

Lightform: The Magical Little Device That Transforms Whole Rooms Into Screens

Technology wants to disappear. In computing's early days, the machines swallowed entire rooms. Today, we wear them on our wrists. Soon, they could …

FDA Opens Genetic Floodgates with 23andMe Decision - MIT Technology Review

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told gene-testing company 23andMe that it will be allowed to directly tell consumers whether their DNA …

Molecular Biology

Microsoft Office vulnerability lets hackers use Word files to install malware

You might want to be extra careful about what files you open in Word over the next few days: Attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Office to sneak malware into your system.<p>The zero-day bug fundamentally relies on infected Word documents, which then download …

Malware

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could be Responsible for Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

Central Nervous System

The Reasons Why We Can't Put Down Our Smartphones

The long-running news program <i>60 Minutes</i> is taking on the smartphone industry by uncovering the ways mobile app makers keep people hooked. Former Google exec Tristan Harris, interviewed for the episode, argues that we’ve been fooled into believing the “technology is neutral” argument. Instead, he …

7 Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

Don't try to be perfect, just try to be better than you were yesterday.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my new upcoming book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

The bot invasion is on, powered by $24B in funding

While the manufacturing sector is increasingly using physical robots to improve industrial processes, the market for virtual bots or “chatbots” is also gaining serious traction in the space where humans and computers interact.<p>Bots are essentially software technologies that automate tasks and enable …

Tesla's sleek solar panels are easier to install on your roof

Tesla's home energy efforts might be centered around its solar roofs, but it knows that not everyone can (or wants to) rip up their roof just to bring renewable energy to their home. To that end, the company is offering a first glimpse at Panasonic-made solar panels that would go on top of your …

German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

Mental Health

The Entrepreneur with the $100 Million Plan to Link Brains to Computers - MIT Technology Review

Entrepreneur Bryan Johnson says he wanted to become very rich in order to do something great for humankind.<p>Last year Johnson, founder of the online …

Singularity

Nanowire retinal implant could restore sight with better resolution

Advances in bionic eyes over the past few decades have given blind and visually impaired people new hope of restoring some of their vision. Now …

Google reduces JPEG file size by 35%

New algorithm is based on human psychovisual system. Images look better, too.<p>Google has developed and open-sourced a new JPEG algorithm that reduces …

Machine Learning

Envisioning the future of robotics

Image: Ryan EtterRobotics is said to be the next technological revolution. Many seem to agree that robots will have a tremendous impact over the …

A British store is launching cafes where people can chat about mental health

Finding somewhere safe to talk about your mental health without judgement can be tough.<p>But, comedian Ruby Wax is trying to do something about that. …

5 questions from Buddhism, Stoicism, and neuroscience that will make you emotionally stronger

When we're anxious, angry, or sad, we rarely do the smart thing. And that can seriously mess up our lives.<p>At work, in love, or pretty much anything we do, we need emotional strength to stay cool and do the right thing.<p>Now dealing with the ups and downs of feelings isn't anything new. And nor are …

Self-help

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Parenting practices play a central role in the development of narcissism, study finds

Parenting style plays an important role in the extent to which offspring develop narcissistic personality traits later in life, according to a study …

Milgram experiment: People ordered to give electric shocks are just as brutal now as they were 50 years ago

Would you unwillingly deliver a painful electric shock to another person if a figure of authority told you to?<p>A variation of a psychological …

Science Says: This Could Be Why Millennials Are Having Less Sex

Are Americans becoming too distracted to have sex?<p>Americans have a lot going on. Netflix shows to watch. Facebook feeds to scroll through. And surprisingly, these leisure activities might be a reason Americans are having less sex, according to a new study published in <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior.</i><p>The …

Everything Always Takes Longer Than You Think

Projects at work, around the house, and whatever it is the construction workers have been loudly doing across the street from me for months now: …

University of Chicago