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Blackness Ever Blackening: My Lifetime of Depression

How do I explain an existence dominated by the bleakest, darkest moods? And do I even want to?

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Brain Stimulation and Me

In reporting about electrical brain stimulation, Emma Young of course had to try it for herself. Would it change her?

 

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Musical Meds

New research on endorphins finds people have higher pain thresholds immediately after performing music or dancing.

 

Even Patients with Severe Dementia Respond to Music

French researchers report music therapy can improve the mood of people suffering from severe Alzheimer’s disease.

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Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they're motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.

How to Water a Farm in Sandy Ground

Physicists investigate how to grow food more efficiently in fine-grained soil.

Unlocking Consciousness

A study of vegetative patients closes in on the nature of consciousness.

Advice for Emergency Alert Systems: Don’t Cry Wolf

A survey finds college students don't always take alerts seriously.

Brain’s Reward Center Does More Than Manage Rewards

Nucleus accumbens tracks many different connections in the world, a new rat study suggests.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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