Tyler Benjamin Cooper

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Dopamine and Teenage Logic

Young minds are often portrayed as stews of hormones and impulse; but the decisions they make are often deeply rational and deserving of greater consideration.<p>I once counseled a 17-year-old, I’ll call her Katey, who admitted that she had planned to get “completely smashed” at a school-related …

Living with biopolar can mean taking lots of meds - Futurity

A study of 230 of bipolar patients admitted to a Rhode Island psychiatric hospital shows that 36 percent were taking four or more psychotropic …

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Can Senator Leahy Get Real Answers From the DOJ On Medical Marijuana Policy?

Less than two weeks after the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memorandum on how it intends to enforce marijuana laws in states that have legalized its use, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold unprecedented hearings this Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. ET focusing in part on the details of …

Sony teases Bravia Smart Stick, a Google TV-powered dongle

Google TV indeed isn't dead yet. Sony has posted a teaser for its Bravia Smart Stick, a dongle that is essentially a Google TV upgrade for Sony's television sets. When plugged into a Sony TV, the Smart Stick adds all the standard Google TV features like voice control, cable/satellite integration, …

Dreamy concept imagines life in a Mars colony

Assuming we get there soon, what would life in a Mars colony look like? German firm ZA Architects' latest project explores the concept of establishing an underground colony on the red planet. The plan calls for robots to be sent to Mars to analyze its surface and choose the correct place for …

NATO Tests Electromagnetic Beam To Stop Suicide Bombers

The non-lethal weapon stops vehicles by turning off their engines.<p>NATO is developing a device that stops suicide bombers' vehicles before they can reach their targets. In a video released today, NATO researchers in Norway demonstrate the effectiveness of the weapon against cars, a jet ski, and a …

More Than 200,000 Sign up for One-Way Trip to Mars; Next Phase Launched

More than 200,000 people have expressed interest in traveling to Mars and never coming back, Mars One announced on September 9.<p>Mars One announced in …

Jurassic farce: scientists confirm that dinosaur DNA can't be pulled from amber fossils

In a crushing blow to <i>Jurassic Park</i> enthusiasts worldwide, the odds of successfully extracting genetic information from fossils preserved in amber appears to be downright nil. That's the verdict from a team of UK scientists who used highly sensitive sequencing techniques in an effort to detect …

Spying On Thunderstorms From Space [Video]

The International Space Station takes a look at the other side of the storm.<p>NASA wants to know what's up with thunderstorms. Not the flashy bits--the thunder, the lightning, yada yada. Pretty, but we see that all the time. NASA, as usual, is aiming its sights a little higher, on what's happening …