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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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Last spring, a dozen people filtered into a sunny, whitewashed conference room on the seventh floor of the Royal College of Art, overlooking London's Hyde Park. Mostly Western Europeans from different precincts of the fashion industry, they had been called together by a...

source: The New York Times

Termites are the new cockroach. Literally. The Entomological Society of America is updating its master list of insect names to reflect decades of genetic and other evidence that termites belong in the cockroach order, called Blattodea.

source: ScienceNews

In the earliest days of computing, rooms of women performed manual calculations for research projects run by the national defense agencies and the precursor to NASA. Though often marginalized and outnumbered by men, women stayed in the burgeoning field of computing long...

source: Scientific American

The void opened suddenly — a negative space where there had once been sand. Kathryn Bard stuck her hand straight through the gap and felt nothing but air. It just kept going. She considered her surroundings: a slope of windblown sand near a terrace of fossilized coral...

source: Hakai Magazine

The idea that genes encode all the heritable features of living things has been a fundamental tenet of genetics and evolutionary biology for many years, but this assumption has always coexisted uncomfortably with the messy findings of empirical research. The complications...

source: Nautilus

Scientific study has already shown that memories are better remembered after sleep than wakefulness. Recently acquired information is thought to be "reactivated" and strengthened in the sleeping brain. The researchers, in collaboration...

source: University of York via ScienceDaily


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