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Article ID: 711377

Indicators of Despair Rising Among Gen X-ers Entering Middle Age

Vanderbilt University

In 2016, a surprising decline in life expectancy was ascribed to "deaths of despair" among working-class middle-aged white men displaced by a changing economy. However, new research shows indicators of despair are rising among Americans approaching middle age regardless of race, education and gender.

15-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 711260

Heads in the cloud: Scientists predict internet of thoughts 'within decades'


Imagine a future technology that would provide instant access to the world's knowledge and artificial intelligence, simply by thinking about a specific topic or question. Communications, education, work, and the world as we know it would be transformed.

12-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710725

Psychedelic Drug MDMA May Reawaken ‘Critical Period’ in Brain to Help Treat PTSD

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins neuroscientists have found that the psychedelic drug MDMA reopens a kind of window, called a “critical period,” when the brain is sensitive to learning the reward value of social behaviors. The findings, reported April 3 in Nature, may explain why MDMA may be helpful in treating people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

4-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710272

A Simple Strategy to Improve Your Mood in 12 Minutes

Iowa State University

We all have a remedy – a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate – for lifting our spirits when we’re in a bad mood. Rather than focusing on ways to make ourselves feel better, a team of Iowa State University researchers suggests wishing others well.

27-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 709306

For Infants, Distinguishing Between Friends and Strangers Is a Laughing Matter

New York University

Infants as young as five months can differentiate laughter between friends and that between strangers, finds a new study. The results suggest that the ability to detect the nature of social relationships is instilled early in human infancy, possibly the result of a detection system that uses vocal cues.

7-Mar-2019 3:15 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    25-Feb-2019 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 708572

Ancient Poop Helps Show Climate Change Contributed to Fall of Cahokia

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study shows climate change may have contributed to the decline of Cahokia, a famed prehistoric city near present-day St. Louis. And it involves ancient human poop.

22-Feb-2019 4:50 PM EST

Article ID: 708615

Ancient Rocks Provide Clues About Earth's Early History

Florida State University

Researchers discovered that Earth's oceans started becoming oxygenated millions of years earlier than previously recognized.

25-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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    19-Feb-2019 7:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708156

Quarrying of Stonehenge ‘Bluestones’ Dated to 3000 BC

University College London

Excavations at two quarries in Wales, known to be the source of the Stonehenge ‘bluestones’, provide new evidence of megalith quarrying 5,000 years ago, according to a new UCL-led study.

15-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707345

Study Reveals Wildlife Is Abundant in Chernobyl

University of Georgia

A scavenger study that used fish carcasses as bait provides additional evidence that wildlife is abundant in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

31-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

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