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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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As we move throughout the world, we see a tremendous number of faces — faces of people we know, faces of people we don't know, faces of celebrities in movies or faces of people in the news. Amidst this vast swirl of encounters, humans are actually quite good at knowing...

source: Smithsonian Magazine

Researchers have developed two new illusions that reveal how the senses can influence each other — in particular, how sound can give rise to visual illusions. These illusions occur so quickly that they illustrate a phenomenon called postdiction (as opposed to prediction)...

source: California Institute of Technology via ScienceDaily

Being kind and helping others is a great way to boost your mood. However, the mechanisms of it have remained a bit obscure. Now, a new overview of brain studies published in NeuroImage has found, for the first time, what kindness looks like in the brain — and it's...

source: Bustle

The Hubble Space Telescope has advanced our understanding of the universe immeasurably since it was first deployed to low Earth orbit in 1990. It's impossible to overemphasize just how valuable it has been to scientists. But now, the space-based observatory is in trouble....

source: Engadget

Celebrate the spookiest month (and our birthday, hey hey) with Mensa Membership Month, featuring half-price...

source: American Mensa

"Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly," Jerome Kern wrote in a Broadway love song — but while it's sweet as a lyric, it's not entirely true. Not only are there plenty of awesome birds that can't fly, like ostriches and penguins, but a number of fish don't swim as well...

source: National Geographic


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