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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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After nearly two days of nonstop gameplay, our Mensa Mind Games judges have selected five titles to receive the official Mensa Select seal. These titles have been awarded the official Mensa Select distinction because each is original in concept, challenging, and well designed....

source: American Mensa

On September 23, 1887, eminent ornithologist Ludwig Kumlien climbed the 60-meter-tall tower adorning Milwaukee's new architectural landmark, the Industrial Exposition Building. It was the perfect vantage point to watch for migrating birds, but Kumlien was there for a different...

source: Knowable Magazine

Learning to read and write was a challenge for Louis Braille. While many kids struggle to read, Braille was blinded at the age of three by an infection following an accident in his father's leathering workshop. Unable to see words on...

source: Popular Science

Expectations and biases play a large role in our enjoyment of experiences such as art and wine. Now, researchers have found that simply being told that a performer is a professional or a student changes the way the brain responds to music, and overcoming this bias takes...

source: University of Connecticut via ScienceDaily

Imagine you have a close friend you frequently communicate with via text. One day, they suddenly die. You reel, you cry, you attend their funeral. Then you decide to pick up your phone and send them a message, just like old...

source: Quartz

Diamond is well-known as the strongest of all natural materials, and with that strength comes another tightly linked property: brittleness. But now, an international team of researchers from MIT, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Korea has found that when grown in extremely tiny,...

source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology via ScienceDaily

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