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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 estimated 7,099 languages are spoken throughout the world today. Almost a third of them are endangered — spoken by dwindling numbers — while just 23 languages represent more than half of the global population. For...

source: University of Arizona via Neuroscience News

Long after the sun has gone down, the electric lights keep blazing. That might suggest that most humans aren't as influenced by Earth's light-dark cycle as we used to be. But a new study, drawing on the cellphone call records of more than a million people, shows that the...

source: The New York Times

A research team mapped the electrical connections generated when surgical patients with electrodes implanted directly on their brains created memories. Using this information, they were able to generate the first whole-brain map of electrical connections in the brain during...

source: Futurism

It would be a memorable sight. But it would also be so wrong to tip over Galápagos giant tortoises to see how shell shape affects their efforts to leg-pump, neck-stretch and rock right-side up again. Shell shape matters,...

source: ScienceNews

Ever wonder what it's like to be a puzzle master for the best puzzlers in the country? Here's a clue.

source: American Mensa

The arrival 36 years ago of a strange bird to a remote island in the Galápagos archipelago has provided direct genetic evidence of a novel way in which new species arise. On Nov. 23 in the journal Science, researchers...

source: Princeton University

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