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People with depression use language differently — here’s how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this "language of depression" can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact …

Overview of the 6 Major Theories of Emotion

Emotions exert an incredibly powerful force on human behavior. Strong emotions can cause you to take actions you might not normally perform or to …

Psychology

5 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

A sense of self-worth, self-respect and confidence that you can handle what life presents to you are all features of self-esteem. But appreciating …

How to control a machine using your mind

<b>Imagine being able to make a machine do your bidding with your thoughts alone, no button pressing, typing, screen tapping or fumbling with remote controls, just brain power. Well, this sci-fi scenario could be closer to reality than you think.</b><p>Bill Kochevar's life was changed, seemingly irrevocably, …

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels.<p>The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal Neuron<i>,</i> …

Western University study reveals first biological marker for schizophrenia

Research out of Western University suggests schizophrenia can be diagnosed by studying a person’s DNA, paving the way for an individualized treatment …

A mental health expert explains 4 common mistakes people make when dealing with anxiety

I recently wrote an article about five mistakes people with depression make. That post was well-received, so I decided to write a version about anxiety.<p>Here are well-intentioned ways people respond to or think about their anxiety, that actually cause unnecessary suffering or get in the way of doing …

8 Surprising Things Your Physical Appearance Says About You

Psychology is weird.<p>Everybody judges.<p>Within a few seconds of seeing someone - whether it's on a date or at the grocery store - we decide a number of …

5 Signs Your Partner Is Gaslighting You

These are the red flags for this subtle form of emotional abuse.<p>It's normal to second-guess your memory every now and again. After all, recollections …

Psychology

Alcoholics who smoke weed every day have healthier livers, study finds

Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states, with a laundry list of positive uses including pain control and controlling nausea. But according to a …

Cannabis

The Mind-Blowing Way Your Posture Can Change Your Mood, According To Science

You know that one person in your life who's constantly harping on the importance of good posture? Unfortunately, the naggers might just be onto …

Body Language

A Mysterious Amnesia, Related to Opioid Overdose, Creeps Beyond New England

A new syndrome of brain damage first recognized in 14 patients in Massachusetts has now turned up in West Virginia. Is it the tip of the iceberg?<p>Just …

What's the Speed of Dark Matter?

Based on physicists’ measurements, most of the mass in the universe is actually taken up by dark matter. Whatever this stuff is, we can see its …

Dark Matter

8 Signs Of ADHD That Aren't Obvious, According To Experts

When you think of someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, you may picture a rambunctious child in a classroom. But there are many …

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space

Inside a cramped laboratory in Shanghai, China, physicist Ruxin Li and colleagues are breaking records with the most powerful pulses of light the …

Researchers recorded a thought making its way through the brain in real time — see what it looks like

What happens in the brain when you're listening to a person's voice or looking at their face?<p>Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley have some new answers to that question after peering inside the opened-up heads of 16 epilepsy patients.<p>The scientists' aim was to track what happens …

Exploding Zombie Stars - How the Universe Works | Science

TMAO Is a New 'Gut' Player in Heart Disease

Most doctors used to advise watching how often you eat meat, eggs, and high-fat dairy products due to the elevated levels of saturated fat and …

Scientific Theory And The Multiverse Madness

<i>Sabine Hossenfelder is a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies in Germany. Her research focuses on general relativity and quantum gravity. She is author of the blog</i> Backreaction <i>and her first book, Lost in Math, is set to appear in June. You can find her on Twitter at @skdh.</i><p>…

Dark Matter

Retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, warn scientists

Workers looking forward to enjoying a long and leisurely retirement after years of toil, may need to think again.<p>New research shows that brain function declines rapidly as soon as people stop work and put their feet up.<p>A major British study which tracked 3,400 retired civil servants found that …

New Study on Black Hole Magnetic Fields Has Thrown a Huge Surprise at Astronomers

Space is full of mysteries.<p>For the first time, scientists have studied the magnetic field of a black hole inside the Milky Way in multiple …

A solar shield could save us from climate change. But its sudden collapse would doom the planet

Last year, the planet was plagued by powerful hurricanes, blistering fires, and temperatures that ranked as some of the hottest on record—ratcheting …

The Enverge is a deadly looking electric car from a company you’ve never heard of

GAC says it’s primed to enter the US market by 2019<p>You probably haven’t heard of GAC, the Chinese automaker with big designs on the US market. At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GAC is seeking to up its profile in advance of its 2019 US launch with — what else? — an …

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

Brain Cells Share Information With Virus-Like Capsules

The Arc gene, which is critical for animals’ ability to learn from experiences, has an incredible origin story.<p><i>Updated: January 12, 2018, 5:05 P.M. ET</i><p>When Jason Shepherd first saw the structures under a microscope, he thought they looked like viruses. The problem was: he wasn’t studying …

Biology

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>How does memory work? The further we seem to dive in, the more questions we stumble …

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Cell Biology

Scientists Just Solved a Major Piece of the Opioid Puzzle

When it comes to tackling the opioid crisis, public health workers start with the drugs: fentanyl, morphine, heroin. But biochemists have a different …

Opioids

14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

The Brain