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Do male and female brains process depression differently?

Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, carrying with it the heaviest burden of disability among mental and behavioral disorders. Depression affects twice as many women as men, regardless of racial and ethnic background or income....

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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An international team of astronomers led by Las Cumbres Observatory has made a bizarre discovery; a star that refuses to stop shining. Supernovae, the explosions of stars, have been observed in the thousands and in all cases they marked the death of a star. But in a study...

source: W. M. Keck Observatory via ScienceDaily

When people tell you, "wake up and smell the roses," they might be giving you bad advice. Your sense of smell may fluctuate in sensitivity over the course of 24 hours, in tune with our circadian clocks, with your nose best able to do its job during the hours before you go...

source: The New York Times

Imagine a college course that requires students to give up computer and cell-phone technology for a month — and, in fact, to cease speaking entirely for that period. Then imagine that the class is super-popular, with students clamoring to get in.

source: NPR

In June 2015, a seven-year-old boy was admitted to a burn unit at a hospital in Germany, not for a burn but for blisters that covered almost his entire body. They were caused by a severe genetic illness — a connective tissue disorder...

source: MIT Technology Review

The kilogram doesn't weigh a kilogram any more. This sad news was announced during a seminar at CERN on Oct. 26 by Professor Klaus von Klitzing, who was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the quantised Hall effect. "We are about to witness a revolutionary...

source: CERN

People magazine hailed a teenage Mensa member, along with celebrities such as Gal Gadot and Jessica Alba and luminary Jane Goodall, one of the "25 Women Changing the World in 2017." Natalie Hampton, a 17-year-old from the Los Angeles...

source: American Mensa


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