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Adult brains produce new cells in previously undiscovered area

2 days ago from Science Daily

A discovery may lead to new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists have discovered that new brain cells are produced in the adult amygdala, a region...

Weight-gain receptor linked to antipsychotic drugs, report researchers

2 days ago from Science Daily

Many schizophrenic and depressed patients experience weight gain and type 2 diabetes in their quests for the life-changing benefits of a major class of antipsychotic drugs. Now researchers may know...

Competitiveness, aggression and hormone levels: How they are connected

2 days ago from Science Daily

Feelings can run high in competitive situations and lead to heated arguments and disputes. But not everyone reacts in the same way -- men react differently to women and the...

Firefighters called to remove puma from office building

2 days ago from UPI

Firefighters in Brazil shared video from an unusual call that involved having to eject an adult puma from an office building.

Daniel Lieberman opens lab to give teens hands-on opportunity

2 days ago from Harvard Science

For high school student Simão Silva, visiting a biology lab at Harvard was just part of his summer school curriculum. What the 17-year-old Cristo Rey High School student didn’t plan on this summer...

Firmer, fitter frame linked to firmer, fitter brain

2 days ago from Science Daily

To determine why more aerobically fit individuals have better memories, scientists used magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), which measures the elasticity of organs, and found that fit individuals had a firmer,...

Kim Kardashian apologizes after defending Jeffree Star: 'I feel a bit naive'

2 days ago from UPI

Kim Kardashian backpedaled after telling fans to give Jeffree Star "the benefit of the doubt" following his racist comments in the past.

Report: North Korea continues to punish religious practice

2 days ago from UPI

North Korea continued to punish those engaging in religious practices last year, with executions, torture and other abuse, the U.S. State Department said.

Detecting a concealed weapon or threat is not easy, even for experienced police officers

2 days ago from Science Daily

Terrorist attacks and bombings at concerts, sporting events and airports underscore the need for accurate and reliable threat detection. However, the likelihood of a police officer identifying someone concealing a...

Child's home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skills

2 days ago from Science Daily

Children whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early...

Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making

2 days ago from Science Blog

If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it make any...

Deficiencies in early brain activity linked to delinquent behavior in teens

2 days ago from Science Blog

Lower levels of brain activity during childhood may lead to decreased self-control and, eventually, delinquent behavior in adolescence, according to a new study published by a team of researchers from...

Tori Roloff celebrates son: 'Jackson is three months old!'

2 days ago from UPI

Tori Roloff gave an update on her son with "Little People, Big World" star Zach Roloff after announcing the infant has dwarfism.

What does it take to thrive in elite sports?

2 days ago from Science Daily

Those at the top of their sporting game put their heart and soul into doing their best, but new research has shed light on why thriving at elite sports is...

Same-sex couples do not influence their adoptive children's gender identity

2 days ago from Science Daily

There is no major difference in the gender identity development of children raised by same-sex parents compared to those adopted by heterosexual couples. The toys that children prefer to play...

Gaining influence over others does not increase autonomy

2 days ago from Science Daily

Moving up the greasy pole in the office does not make people feel more personally free, new research has shown.

Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Kessel eats hot dogs out of Stanley Cup

2 days ago from UPI

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Phil Kessel chose to spend his time with the trophy by filling it with hot dogs.

Are men seen as 'more American' than women?

2 days ago from Physorg

Women make up 50.8 percent of the U.S. population and have equal voting rights, yet are politically underrepresented. The country has never had a female president or vice president. Only...

Study finds microfinance can help, even if goals aren't met

2 days ago from Physorg

University of Oregon political scientist Erin Beck thinks development organizations aren't asking the right questions if they want to truly understand what the money they spend trying to help lift...

How tolerance for incivility affects political participation

2 days ago from Physorg

The internet can be a Wild West where anything goes, especially when it comes to what people say to one another. Indeed, scrolling through an online comments section can provide...

Connecticut lottery app misread winners as losers

2 days ago from UPI

The Connecticut lottery's mobile app malfunctioned over the weekend, causing some winning tickets to read as losers.

The inequality you can't change that lasts a lifetime

3 days ago from Physorg

If you're a healthy white man, live in the city and come from a wealthy family chances are you'll be better off than someone with a different ethnicity, gender, or...

Oprah Winfrey says marriage to Stedman Graham would have failed

3 days ago from UPI

Oprah Winfrey explained in the September issue of Vogue why she never married Stedman Graham.

'iCarly' alum Nathan Kress expecting daughter

3 days ago from UPI

Former Nickelodeon star Nathan Kress announced wife London Kress is pregnant with a baby girl.

B.C. realtor pulls plan to give away 1,200 eclipse glasses over fears they're fake

Vancouver's Candace Rohrick planned to give away 1,200 coveted glasses for safely viewing the solar eclipse, but is now 'heartbroken' they could be fake.

Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians distressed by play of receivers

3 days ago from UPI

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians hasn't really gone off in training camp yet with too many harsh comments or stinging critiques of his players.

Chinese teen internet addict dies after rehab

3 days ago from Physorg

A Chinese teen has died after spending less than 48 hours at a centre that treats internet addicts, shining a spotlight on the controversial facilities that seek to unlatch people...

Cincinnati Bengals rookie WR John Ross participates in first practice

3 days ago from UPI

Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver John Ross was a full participant in practice Monday for the first time since being selected with the ninth overall pick.