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Gulf Stream in infrared

The Gulf Stream is like a warm river in the ocean, but it’s not uniformly warm, as this infrared satellite image shows.<p>The image shows a small …

Should Severe Premenstrual Symptoms Be A Mental Disorder?

The way Ronna Simmons of Philadelphia describes it, every two weeks a timer goes off.<p>Simmons, 24, will have been doing just fine, working, taking care of her daughter. And then suddenly everything changes. Normally cheerful, Simmons says she begins to hate herself.<p>"I tell everybody, 'I'm not myself …

Cruel words from parents are like 'sticks and stones' - Futurity

Parents who use harsh words when disciplining their teenage children may be doing just as …

Why Abused Kids Are More Likely To Develop Anxiety And Depression?

Maltreatment during childhood can lead to long-term changes in brain circuits that process fear, researchers say. This could help explain why children who suffer abuse are much more likely than others to develop problems like anxiety and depression later on.<p>Brain scans of teenagers revealed weaker connections between the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus in both boys and girls who had been maltreated as children, a team from the University of Wisconsin reports in the <i>Proceedings of the</i> …

Grayling says European court of human rights has lost legitimacy

The European court of human rights has lost its legitimacy in Britain, Chris Grayling, the justice secretary, has said.<p>Grayling, a senior Tory minister, said he is finalising proposals to curtail the court's power after 2015 and make sure the UK supreme court's judgments are final.<p>The court has …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Mars One Narrows List Of Wannabe Martians For 2025 Colony

A private company hoping to populate Mars has narrowed its applicant pool by 99.5 percent. Here's a by-the-numbers look at the remaining 1,058 applicants.<p>The number of Earthlings looking at a potential one-way ticket to Mars has just shrunk by 99.5 percent.<p>People started applying for a voyage to …

2013: Year in Review

Super effect on us from supermoons?

A supermoon’s extra pull of gravity creates higher-than-usual tides. But the moon’s pull doesn’t affect a human body nearly as powerfully as it does …