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Why Depression Ruins Your Memory

It can impede the brain's ability to encode different, but very similar, memories, a process called pattern separation.<p>Depression has been linked to memory impairment, but being depressed doesn't affect all types of memory uniformly. A new study suggests that people with depression can remember the …

The Brain

Experts set threshold for climate-change calamity

The world's leading climate scientists have for the first time established a limit on the amount of greenhouse gases that can be released before the Earth reaches a tipping point and predicted that it will be surpassed within decades unless swift action is taken to curb the current pace of …

Climate Change

Some Online Journals Will Publish Fake Science, For A Fee

Many online journals are ready to publish bad research in exchange for a credit card number.<p>That's the conclusion of an elaborate sting carried out by <i>Science</i>, a leading mainline journal. The result should trouble doctors, patients, policymakers and anyone who has a stake in the integrity of science …

The Government Employees Responsible For Saving Us From Hurricanes Are Working For No Pay

As the first potentially deadly hurricane of the season nears the Gulf Coast, government employees are working around the clock to monitor it and issue warnings. And they're doing it for free, because of the government shutdown.<p>Tropical Storm Karen, currently swirling around the Gulf of Mexico, "is …

Government shutdown Q&A: Why it's about to get more complicated

Like many bad things in life, the current standoff over money to keep federal programs running has proved easier to stumble into than to get out of. Now the stalemate is about to get more complex. The reason:<p>Congresshas a second deadline to deal with. This one involves the federal debt …

Economics

A Possible Hurricane Is Approaching The U.S. And The Government Agency That Warns Us Is Shut Down

Tropical Storm Karen — expected to become Hurricane Karen soon — is coming, and NOAA is without 55% of its workforce.<p>Like other federal agencies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has ceased all non-essential operations during the government shutdown, temporarily suspending about …

Weather

Shutdown is terrible for U.S. interests abroad

And why Americans should care<p>The shutdown's stakes are high, with federal workers and the poor hit the hardest. But the ramifications are rippling way beyond the Beltway — indeed across oceans and continents -- to countries where American humanitarian and military aid faces an uncertain …

The Man Behind NOM’s New War on Transgender Students

Exactly one year ago, Frank Schubert was on top of the world. California’s gay marriage-banning Proposition 8, which he had helped push through, was …

California Republicans to celebrate small wins, face large realities

The theme for this weekend’s California<p>Republican Partyconvention could have been the theme for every California Republican convention going back years: Rebuilding From the Ground Up.<p>A brief recap of the party’s woes: Its share of the state’s registered voters has slumped below 30%.<p>Democratscontrol …

Republican Convention

'Immorality' and Obamacare

The right and wrong way to discuss the health-care law's failings<p>In an earlier post ruminating on Obamacare and the large swath of poor black people who will not be helped by it I used the term "immoral." I should not have done that. I think that's the kind of word that tends to excite, but not …

These Are The Possible 2016 Presidential Candidates The Media Has The Biggest Crush On

There have been 335 newspaper articles written this year about the 2016 presidential election, according to Pew Research Center. More of them were about Hillary Clinton than any other potential candidate.

Government