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New study reveals yin-yang personality of dopamine  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
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 · 3 hours
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 · 14 hours
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 · 14 hours
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 · 19 hours
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 · 21 hours
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 · 23 hours
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 day
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 day
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 · 3 days
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 · 3 days
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 · 3 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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
Enhancing our vision of the past  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An international group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Bristol have advanced our understanding of how ancient animals saw the world by combining the study of fossils and genetics. more
So cute you could crush it?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Until now, research exploring how and why cute aggression occurs has been the domain of behavioral psychology. But recently, a licensed clinical psychologist with a background in neuroscience has taken formal study of the phenomenon a... more
Science News » Hyperconnectivity in a brain circuit may predict psychosis  NIMH · 6 days
Research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health has shown that a shorter therapy (written exposure therapy) may be just as effective as lengthier first-line... more
Navigation system in rodents akin to ancient, open ocean direction-finding  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
The navigation system used by rodents is similar to that used by Pacific Islanders in finding their way through the open ocean without a compass, a team of... more
Navigation system in rodents akin to ancient, open ocean direction-finding  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The navigation system used by rodents is similar to that used by Pacific Islanders in finding their way through the open ocean without a compass, a team of... more
Hidden History Revealed under Rome’s Archbasilica of St John Lateran  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
The Archbasilica of St John Lateran is the cathedral church in the city of Rome, Italy.... more
Researchers suggest ritual finger amputation may explain missing fingers in Upper Paleolithic people  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A trio of researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada theorizes that ritualistic finger amputation during the Upper Paleolithic explains the number... more
Artificial intelligence for studying the ancient human populations of Patagonia  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Argentine and Spanish researchers have used statistical techniques of automatic learning to analyze mobility patterns and technology of the hunter-gatherer groups that inhabited the Southern Cone of America... more
Novel digitization methods and restoration technologies for preserving cultural heritage  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
How can we protect and preserve cultural heritage? Researchers from 16 Fraunhofer Institutes are collaborating on the executive board's cultural heritage project to develop the technologies needed for... more
Study uses rings in teeth to understand the environment Neanderthals faced  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists are painting the clearest picture yet of what life may have been like for Neanderthals living in Southern France some 250,000 years ago, and to... more
New study shows that sambaqui societies were not ordinary hunter-gatherers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Shell middens are archeological features consisting mainly of the remains of marine animals thrown away near settlements over hundreds or thousands of years. They are the debris of... more
APNewsBreak: Assaults increase at Washington mental hospital  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Interviews and public records obtained by The Associated Press show assaults by patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital are on the rise. more
900-year-old gold coins found in Israel  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Rare gold coins and a golden earring have been discovered in the ancient Mediterranean port of Caesarea in northern Israel—possibly left and never recovered as Crusaders conquered the area 900 years ago. more
NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid, its first visitor  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years. more
APNewsBreak: Washington mental hospital sees rise in attacks  ABC NEWS · 1 week
An Associated Press investigation has found an increase in assaults by patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital more
First jellyfish genome reveals ancient beginnings of complex body plan  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The first in-depth look at the genome of a jellyfish -- the moon jelly Aurelia aurita -- shows that early jellyfish recycled existing genes to gain the ability... more
Artificial intelligence for studying the ancient human populations of Patagonia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have used statistical techniques of automatic learning to analyze mobility patterns and technology of the hunter-gatherer groups that inhabited the Southern Cone of America, from the time... more
First jellyfish genome reveals ancient beginnings of complex body plan  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Jellyfish undergo an amazing metamorphosis, from tiny polyps growing on the seafloor to swimming medusae with stinging tentacles. This shape-shifting has served them well, shepherding jellyfish through more... more
Undercover investigation: Socio-economic survey of pangolin hunting in Assam, India  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Referred to as the world's most trafficked mammal, pangolins are not only being gradually pushed to the edge of extinction, but also made an innocent victim to huge... more
Ancient whale from Oregon had neither teeth nor baleen, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A study reported in Current Biology on November 29 describes a 33-million-year-old fossil whale named Maiabalaena, which means "mother whale." The ancient whale from Oregon is... more
How Butt Gas, Drugs and Amazing Memories Led to This Weird Turtle Photo  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The ancient cosmologers were right and Galileo was wrong: This turtle's got the whole freaking world on its back. more
Undercover investigation: Socio-economic survey of pangolin hunting in Assam, India  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Alarming footage captured by World Animal Protection and the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) at University of Oxford reveals the heart-breaking moment a pangolin is brutally killed for... more
APNewsBreak: Assaults surge at Washington mental hospital  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Thousands of nurses, mental health technicians and even security guards have been punched, kicked, knocked unconscious, bitten and suffered other injuries that resulted in medical care and time off work at Washington's largest psychiatric... more
In vitro cell culture findings could lead to novel interventions for Schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A recent study has shown how using cultured cells from patients with psychotic disorders to investigate abnormalities in nerve connections in the brain could... more
Bigger brains are smarter, but not by much  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using a large dataset and controlling for a variety of factors, including sex, age, height, socioeconomic status, and genetic ancestry, scientists found that people with larger brains rated higher on measures of... more
A bastard seal from the past reveals the potential for human hybrids  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
If discovered as fossils, grey and ringed seals are so different that they could be classified as belonging to different families. Yet, a seal... more
Video » Adolescent Depression Webinar  NIMH · 1 week
Dr. Kathryn DeLonga, director of the psychological treatment program with the Mood Brain and Development Unit at NIMH, discusses symptoms and treatment of adolescent depression. more
Video » Behavioral Activation: Treatment of Adolescent Depression  NIMH · 1 week
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Kathryn DeLonga of the NIMH Mood Brain and Development Unit discusses treating depressed teens with a talk therapy called Behavioral Activation. more
Stone Age people conquered the Tibetan Plateau’s thin air  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Stone tools that are at least 30,000 years old suggest that people settled the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau earlier than scientists thought. more
Ancient Hominins May Have Lived Alongside Modern Humans in Arabia  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Ancient human relatives lived on the Arabian Peninsula for an astonishingly long time — from about 240,000 to 190,000 years ago — and spread into the heart of... more
Indigenous protected areas are the next generation of conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Horn Plateau, with its myriad of lakes, rivers and wetlands, has been a spiritual home for local Dehcho Dene peoples for millennia. In October, the Dehcho First Nations Assembly... more
Paradise regained? Sharks return to Thai bay popularised by 'The Beach'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Thai conservationists have welcomed footage of reef sharks gliding through the azure waters of Maya Bay as a "positive sign" of recovery six months after the... more
Stone tools date early humans in North Africa to 2.4 million years ago  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When did early humans first arrive in the Mediterranean area? New archaeological evidence published today online by the journal Science (as a... more
The 'Chinese Pyramids' and the Pole Star  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The funerary complex of the first Chinese emperor of the Qin dynasty (3th century BC) is one of the most famous archaeological... more
Whales lost their teeth before evolving hair-like baleen in their mouths  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Rivaling the evolution of feathers in dinosaurs, one of the most extraordinary transformations in the history of life was the evolution of baleen -- rows of... more
Strongest evidence of early humans butchering animals discovered in North Africa  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Discovery suggests some of the world’s first stone tools spread across Africa much earlier than expected more
How a rat and bat helped heal a 90-year cultural rift  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tyrone Lavery, postdoctoral researcher at the Field Museum in Chicago, traveled nearly 8,000 miles to find two species—a giant rat and a monkey-faced bat—in Malaita, one... more
Cultural flies: Conformist social learning in fruitflies predicts long-lasting mate-choice traditions  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Despite theoretical justification for the evolution of animal culture, empirical evidence for it beyond mammals and birds remains scant, and we still know little about the... more
Ancient toothless whale was forerunner of modern cetacean giants  REUTERS · 2 weeks
A prehistoric 15-foot-long (4.5 meters) whale that sucked prey into its mouth represents a key missing puzzle piece... more
What Makes Some Words Funny? Psychology Experts Cracking Science of Humor  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A new study by University of Alberta scientists demonstrates that words are judged funnier... more
How a rat and bat helped heal a 90-year cultural rift  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Mammalogists went to the Solomon Islands in search of a giant rat and monkey-faced bat -- and ended up playing a role in fostering peace between... more
Stone tools linked to ancient human ancestors in Arabia have surprisingly recent date  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Beginning more than 1.5 million years ago, early humans made stone handaxes in a style known as the Acheulean - the longest... more
European Paleolithic Art Reveals Use of Complex Astronomy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
As far back as 40,000 years ago (Upper Paleolithic), ancient people kept track of time using relatively advanced knowledge of... more
Augmented reality promises to rescue dying museums – so why don't visitors want to use it?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Museums are often perceived as dusty cabinets full off dead and ancient things, especially those institutions... more
Stone tools linked to ancient human ancestors in Arabia have surprisingly recent date  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Beginning more than 1.5 million years ago, early humans made stone hand axes in a style known as the Acheulean—the longest lasting... more
Mars 2020 landing site offers unique opportunities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2020, NASA's next rover will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and head to the Jezero Crater on Mars. Jezero was once home to an ancient lake-delta system that scientists... more
Researchers reveal link between job titles and gender equality  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) have revealed a link between role nouns (e.g. job titles) in gendered languages and gender equality. The study, which examined whether... more
The 'Chinese Pyramids' and the pole star  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The funerary complex of the first Chinese emperor of the Qin dynasty (3 BC) is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. This is, of course, due to the discovery of... more
Neanderthals and Humans Were Hooking Up Way More Than Anyone Thought  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Way more sex happened between Neanderthals and the ancestors of modern humans across Europe and Asia than scientists originally thought, a new study finds. more
Cave Paintings Reveal Use of Complex Astronomy  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Some of the world's oldest cave paintings have revealed how ancient people had relatively advanced knowledge of astronomy. The artworks, at sites... more
Researchers identify first genetic risk variants for ADHD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A major international collaboration headed by researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium has... more
Fires fueled spread of grasslands on ancient Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Ancient wildfires played a crucial role in the formation and spread of grasslands like those that now cover large parts of the Earth. more
Fossil algae reveal 500 million years of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have succeeded in developing a new indicator (proxy) of ancient CO2 levels, using the organic molecule phytane, a debris product of chlorophyll. This new organic proxy not only provides... more
Key components of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument are installed atop the Mayall Telescope
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Pioneering sociologist foresaw our current chaos 100 years ago
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