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Greenland crater renewed the debate over an ancient climate mystery  SCIENCE-NEWS · 49 minutes
Scientists disagree on what a possible crater found under Greenland’s ice means for the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis. more
Photos: Artifacts from a Watery Desert Grave  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 hours
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient mass grave at the ancient quarry site of Gebel el-Silsila more
Study finds misuse of benzodiazepines to be highest among young adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
More than one in eight U.S. adults used benzodiazepines in the past year, up from previous reports. Misuse of the prescription drugs accounted for more than... more
Regular theatre and cinema visits keeps depression away in seniors finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
A new study has shown that elderly who are regulars at the cinema, theatre or spend time at cultural meets and activities can protect... more
Sometimes a failure to replicate a study isn’t a failure at all  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
Ego depletion is one of the most well-known concepts in social psychology. A recent study can’t confirm an old one showing it exists. Who... more
Study reveals how Chinese travellers use technology abroad  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Traditional cultural values and government policy influence how Chinese backpackers use technology while travelling, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA). more
Big data reveals hints of how, when and where mental disorders start  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
The first wave of data from the PsychENCODE project holds new clues to how and when psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia emerge. more
A-maize-ing genetic sleuthing rewrites history of corn  REUTERS · 4 days
The history of corn, one of humankind's indispensable staple crops, is far more complicated that previously known, according to scientists who conducted... more
Neanderthal genes give clues to human brain evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A distinctive feature of modern humans is our round (globular) skulls and brains. Researchers report that present-day humans who carry particular Neanderthal DNA fragments have heads that are slightly less rounded, revealing... more
Comprehensive functional genomic resource and integrative model for the human brain  Science Magazine · 4 days
Despite progress in defining genetic risk for psychiatric disorders, their molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Addressing this, the PsychENCODE Consortium has generated a comprehensive online resource for... more
Transcriptome-wide isoform-level dysregulation in ASD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder  Science Magazine · 4 days
Most genetic risk for psychiatric disease lies in regulatory regions, implicating pathogenic dysregulation of gene expression and splicing. However, comprehensive assessments of transcriptomic organization in diseased brains are limited. In... more
With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom  ABC NEWS · 4 days
With federal legalization of hemp at hand, the US market is set to boom amid the popularity of CBDs, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp as a health... more
Early animals: Death near the shoreline, not life on land  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Our understanding of when the very first animals started living on land is helped by identifying trace fossils -- the tracks and trails left by ancient animals --... more
Children with high levels of callous traits show widespread differences in brain structure  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Children with elevated levels of callous traits—such as a lack of remorse and disregard for other people's feelings—show widespread differences in brain... more
Researchers Find Oldest Known Plant Virus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Scientists studying ancient corncobs found at Antelope House, an Ancestral Puebloan ruin located at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, have discovered a 1,000-year-old... more
New techniques better determine how ancient viral DNA influences human genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New laboratory techniques can identify which of our genes are influenced by DNA snippets that are left behind in our genetic code by viruses. more
Death near the shoreline, not life on land  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Our understanding of when the very first animals started living on land is helped by identifying trace fossils—the tracks and trails left by ancient animals—in sedimentary rocks that were deposited on the... more
Regular trips out guard against depression in old age  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Regular visits to the cinema, theatre or to museums could dramatically reduce the chances of becoming depressed in older age a new study has found. Researchers found a clear link... more
Oldest known plant virus found at ancient settlement  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers studying ancient corncobs found at a Native American archeological site have recovered a 1,000-year-old virus, the oldest plant virus ever reported. more
Research team discovers oldest known plant virus at ancient settlement  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers studying ancient corncobs found at a Native American archeological site have recovered a 1,000-year-old virus, the oldest plant virus ever reported. more
Why modern humans have round heads  Science Magazine · 4 days
Researchers find genes linked to head shape—by tracking traces of Neanderthal DNA in living people more
Neandertal genes shed light on unique aspects of the modern human brain  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A characteristic feature of modern humans is the unusually round skull and brain, in contrast to the elongated shape seen in other human species.... more
Tumor cells conquer territory from their neighbors using a newly discovered mechanism  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Despite decades of cancer research, the early phases of tumour progression that connect the appearance of few abnormal cells to the formation of a... more
Five new species of sea slugs found in the ocean depths  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When you think of sea slugs, you might envision dark, slimy relatives of the slugs you see in your garden. But one group of sea slugs,... more
Probiotics may offer therapeutic benefits for biopolar patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study has shown that probiotics may serve as a potential therapeutic approach to bipolar disorder and other psychiatric conditions. more
New techniques better determine how ancient viral DNA influences human genes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New laboratory techniques can identify which of our genes are influenced by DNA snippets that are left behind in our genetic code by viruses, a new... more
The secret to the best seasonal hot chocolate? It's all in the chemistry!  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Hot chocolate can trace its roots to the bygone days of the Mayan civilisation and Aztec empire. The drink was originally made... more
People with gay and lesbian acquaintances tend to support same-sex marriage  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Friendship bonds that may seem superficial at first glance could be just deep enough to produce attitude changes that help spark social transformations, according to a... more
Beyond social networks: How cultural beliefs really spread  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When Amir Goldberg had his first child a decade ago, he was bewildered to learn that some of his colleagues at Princeton University, where he was a doctoral student, weren't planning to... more
Pollen dispersal in traditional processing of buckwheat  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Interpreting the source and significance of crop pollen in archaeological sites has always been a key issue in environmental and agricultural archaeology. The research team of Dr. Shang Xue from the Department of Archaeology... more
Chronic bullying during adolescence impacts mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The effects of constantly being bullied are more than just psychological. Research now shows that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly victimized, and this could increase... more
Findings reinforce guidelines for cautious use of antipsychotics in younger populations  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Children and young adults without psychosis who are prescribed high-dose antipsychotic medications are at increased risk of unexpected death, despite the availability of other medications to... more
3D-printed reconstructions provide clues to ancient site  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Part of the ancient archaeological site of Tiwanaku, Bolivia, believed by Incans to be where the world was created has been reconstructed using 3D printed models of fragments of an ancient building. more
3-D-printed reconstructions provide clues to ancient site  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Part of the ancient archaeological site of Tiwanaku, Bolivia, believed by Incans to be where the world was created has been reconstructed using 3-D printed models of fragments of an ancient building. The results... more
Huge Marsupial Lion Terrorized Ancient Australia, Sat Adorably on Its Tail  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The marsupial lion has long mystified scientists. But the recent discovery of more of its fossils, including a nearly complete skeleton of the extinct beast, has... more
How bullying affects the structure of the teen brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The effects of constantly being bullied are more than just psychological. Research now shows that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly victimized,... more
How Islamic State's destruction of ancient Palmyra played out on Arabic-language Twitter  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Pictures of the destruction of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Palmyra have become iconic images of the conflict in Syria. These have been... more
Obsessive-compulsive disorder may protect individuals from obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study led by Amitai Abramovitch, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Texas State University, shows that individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are significantly less likely to become overweight or obese. more
Study: Self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In a sweeping new study, Indiana University psychologists have found that a series of self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression. more
Internet therapy apps reduce depression symptoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In a sweeping new study, psychologists have found that a series of self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression. more
Science News » Studies Support Use of Team-Based Care for Early Psychosis  NIMH · 6 days
Two recent studies add to the evidence that team-based early intervention services are feasible in real-world health care settings and result in improved outcomes... more
Neighborhood affects the healthiness of dietary choices  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study shows that living or moving to a neighborhood with a higher socioeconomic status is clearly associated with better adherence to dietary recommendations. Researchers studied the connection between neighborhoods' socioeconomic status and... more
Study suggests shamans acted as the first professional class in human society  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The names may vary—medicine man, witch doctor, holy man, prophet—but the notion of the shaman, someone who uses trance to commune with the supernatural... more
WATCH: What to know about the new strategy to prevent holiday overeating  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Nutritionist Maya Feller breaks down what to know about a new study that explains a way to avoid gaining extra weight over the holidays. more
Tenacious and flexible goal pursuit gets older people on the move  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Tenacious goal pursuit and flexible goal adjustment have been shown to help maintain psychological well-being despite age related challenges and losses. A recent study demonstrates that... more
'Miracle' Excavation of 'Little Foot' Skeleton Reveals Mysterious Human Relative  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Following an epic 20-year-long excavation in South Africa, researchers have finally recovered and cleaned the nearly-complete skeleton of an ancient human relative. more
Study shows link between neighborhoods' socioeconomic status and dietary choices  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study shows that living or moving to a neighborhood with a higher socioeconomic status is clearly associated with better adherence to dietary recommendations. more
New study reveals yin-yang personality of dopamine  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
For decades, psychologists have viewed the neurotransmitter dopamine as a double-edged sword: released in the brain as a reward to train us to seek out pleasurable experiences, but also a "drug" the constant pursuit... more
Avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block mind-wandering contents, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
People who are grieving a major loss, such as the death of a spouse or a child, use different coping mechanisms to carry on with their lives. Psychologists... more
Editing consciousness: How bereaved people control their thoughts without knowing it  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study shows that avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block the contents of their mind-wandering, a discovery that could lead to more effective psychiatric treatment... more
Study finds upward link between alcohol consumption and physical activity in college students  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Upending conventional wisdom that physical activity can be a healthy deterrent to alcohol consumption, University of Houston Moores professor of psychology Clayton... more
Research brings traditional sustainable building material into 21st century  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An international research project aiming to update an ancient, sustainable building material has succeeded in bringing it into line with modern thermal standards. more
16 of the Most Interesting Ancient Board and Dice Games  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
From the forerunner to backgammon to a Norse strategy game called Viking chess, here's a look at the fascinating games played in our very distant past. more
Tenacity and flexibility help maintain psychological well-being, mobility in older people  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Tenacious goal pursuit and flexible goal adjustment have been shown to help maintain psychological well-being despite age-related challenges and losses. A recent study demonstrates that tenacity... more
International investigators fight against the negative campaign on benzodiazepines  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomaticsthere is news about an international group of investigators who felt that benzodiazepines are getting unwarranted bad press, compared to other psychotropic drugs. more
Eating disorders now a top priority with Australian Government  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
According to a new announcement from the Morrison government on Sunday (9th of December 2018), patients who are suffering from severe forms of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia... more
New book encompasses the vast history of reproduction  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new book is the first to encompass the vast history of how living things procreate, from the banks of the ancient Nile to the fertility clinics of today. more
Planetary Defense: The Bennu Experiment  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of... more
Planetary defense: The Bennu experiment  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid. It will inspect nearly every square inch of this ancient... more
Reproduction, from Hippocrates to IVF  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The first book to take in 3,000 years of baby-making shows how women functioned as "vessels" in early ideas of creation, until the ancient Greeks established theories of "dual contribution—whether two seeds or two souls—that dominated beliefs about... more
Planetary defense: The Bennu experiment  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid. It will inspect nearly every square inch of this ancient... more
Surgical choices may have long-term impact on quality of life for breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Even as more young women with breast cancer opt to have mastectomies, many experience a persistent decline in their sexual... more
An ancient strain of plague may have led to the decline of Neolithic Europeans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have identified a new strain of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes plague, in DNA extracted from 5,000-year-old human... more
An ancient strain of plague may have led to the decline of Neolithic Europeans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from France, Sweden, and Denmark have identified a new strain of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that... more
Ancient, Unknown Strain of Plague Found in 5,000-Year-Old Tomb in Sweden  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
In a nearly 5,000-year-old tomb in Sweden, researchers have discovered the oldest-known strain of the notorious bacterium Yersinia pestis. more
New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Australia: Weewarrasaurus pobeni  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Paleontologists in Australia have found a fossil fragment from a new species of ornithopod dinosaur that walked the Earth approximately... more
Study reveals why some children are susceptible to the effects of maltreatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
People who experience childhood maltreatment frequently have perturbations in their brain architecture, regardless of whether they develop psychiatric symptoms, but a study in Biological... more
Individual neurons located within the brain have implications for psychiatric diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Everyone makes little everyday mistakes out of habit--a waiter says, "Enjoy your meal," and you respond with, "You, too!" before realizing that the person is not,... more
Study expands knowledge about sexuality and gender gaps in political attitudes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A University of Oklahoma sociologist, Meredith Worthen, has published a new study in the journal, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, on sexuality and gender gaps in... more
Soft tissue shows Jurassic ichthyosaur was warm-blooded, had blubber and camouflage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An ancient, dolphin-like marine reptile resembles its distant relative in more than appearance, according to an international team of researchers. Molecular and microstructural analysis of a... more
Radiocarbon re-dating of contact-era Iroquoian history in northeastern North America  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A time frame for late Iroquoian prehistory is firmly established on the basis of the presence/absence of European trade goods and other archeological indicators. However, independent dating evidence... more
Soft tissue shows Jurassic ichthyosaur was warm-blooded, had blubber and camouflage  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An ancient, dolphin-like marine reptile resembles its distant relative in more than appearance, according to an international team of researchers that includes scientists from North Carolina... more
Enhancing our vision of the past  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have advanced our understanding of how ancient animals saw the world by combining the study of fossils and genetics. more
Medical News Today: What causes HIV-related fatigue?  MNT · 2 weeks
Fatigue is a common problem among people living with HIV due to its effects on the immune system, psychological factors, or medication side effects. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for... more
Key components of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument are installed atop the Mayall Telescope  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Key components for the sky-mapping Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), weighing about 12 tons, were hoisted atop the Mayall Telescope... more
Understanding the current rise of the far right using Marx and Lacan  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the end of 2018 approaches, a year that celebrated 200 years of the German philosopher Karl Marx, new research detailing core concepts coined... more
Maryland researchers receive grant to study the brain-to-gut connection in schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Maryland Psychiatric Center and Institute for Genome Sciences, along with researchers at the University of Maryland School... more
Ideal marriage partners drive Waorani warriors to war  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a new study, a team of researchers examined the social composition of raiding parties and their relationship to marriage alliances in an Amazonian tribal society, the Waorani of Ecuador. The Waorani... more
Greenland crater renewed the debate over an ancient climate mystery
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