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What we’re not being told about suicide and depression

For decades doctors — and Big Pharma — have pointed to neuroscience. Cultural variables are often more telling<p>Bruce E. Levine<p>February 19, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>For nearly two decades, Big Pharma commercials have falsely told Americans that mental illness is …

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

RIP SkyMall: 10 Bizarre Gems From Everyone’s Favorite In-Flight Catalog

This morning, much to the dismay of travel enthusiasts everywhere, SkyMall filed for bankruptcy. Not only did the in-flight catalog provide excellent reading material on board, but it introduced its readers to a wealth of unique, borderline-bizarre products we never knew existed. From a biometric …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

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How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs and Reshape the Economy by 2025

I have spent quite a bit of time lately thinking about autonomous cars, and I wanted to summarize my current thoughts and predictions. Most people – …

The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Twitter has acquired India-based mobile marketing startup ZipDial for an estimated $30 million to $40 million.</b> The deal will bolster Twitter's efforts to grow users and revenue in emerging markets, but ZipDial's insights on how to turn the simplest elements of mobile into strong commercial media …

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Why porn is exploding in the Middle East

<b>Mia Khalifa</b><p>Data reveal six of the top eight porn-searching countries are Muslim states. It’s not as surprising as it sounds<p>Carrie Weisman<p>January 15, 2015 6:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It has been corrected since it first published.<p>The world is a big place, and cultural …

Here’s how we defeat the vulgarians: Bill Maher, wrong-headed neocons, and the real answer to “radical Islam”

<b>(AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Janet Van Ham/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>We need an honest response to Charlie Hebdo. Start by remembering how 9/11 felt before Bush hijacked it for war<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>January 15, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>A lot of garbage has spewed from people unworthy of our attention since the attacks …

Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …

Artificial intelligence is real now and it’s just getting started

Artificial intelligence is already very real. Not conscious machines, omnipotent machines or even reasoning machines (yet), but statistical machines …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

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Milk And Koblin Reunite For Animation Platform “This Exquisite Forest”

As Milk told Fast Company earlier this year, <i>Forest</i> picks up where TJCP left off. That project allowed participants to add a frame to a collaborative …

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You might have to work forever: The honest reality about Social Security and retirement

<b>Gary Cole and Ron Livingston in "Office Space" (Twentieth Century Fox)</b><p>Many of today’s workers won’t be able to retire at a traditional age and maintain standard of living. So now what?<p>Charles D. Ellis • Alicia H. Munnell • Andrew D. Eschtruth<p>January 3, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Falling …

Russia wants to collect the DNA of every creature

Institutions have already been amassing huge DNA collections to catalog the world's creatures, but Moscow State University might just top them all. It's planning to build "Noah's Ark," a repository for the genes of every creature, living or extinct -- as long as the genes are readable, they'll …