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Astronaut Photography Benefiting The Planet

ESA – 18 Feb 2019 – When astronauts take photographs of our planet while orbiting 400 km above our heads, they are doing much more than just taking pretty pictures.

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‘Shock therapy’ Isn’t as Scary as its Name – or the Movies – Suggest

POPULAR SCIENCE – Nicole Westman – 31 January 2019 – Contrary to popular thought, under the right conditions, electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, doctors argue, is usually safe and effective. For

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Space Travel’s Mental Health Toll Could Endanger Long Missions

(NEW SCIENTIST) – ISOLATION, radiation and other dangers could interact to pose a major risk to mental and physical health on long space missions, according to the US National Academies

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Zapping the Brain Really Does Seem to Improve Depression

(NEW SCIENTIST) – Now we know – zapping the brain with electricity really does seem to improve some medical conditions, meaning it may be a useful tool for treating depression. By

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Dragons in the Department of Corrections

(Waypoint) – Inmates at a Colorado’s maximum security prison use Dungeons & Dragons to collaborate and exercise their creativity… all without dice. By Elisabeth d Kleer, 27 October, 2016 Sterling

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How Japan’s AI Schoolgirl Fell Into a Suicidal Depression

(RocketNews24) – October 2016 – The Microsoft-created artificial intelligence leaves a troubling message ahead of acting debut.   Back in the spring, Microsoft Japan started Twitter and Line accounts for Rinna, an AI

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The Guide Dog That Spies on People Who Ignore its Owner

(BBC) – Unable to see the world around him, Amit Patel fitted his guide dog with a camera and set about recording evidence of the discrimination he faced but could

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Spending Too Much Time on Your Phone? Try a Digital Detox

(WIRED) – YOUR NOSE IS stuck to your phone for hours a day. Given the nature of work these days, it’s a necessity. But being “always on” isn’t healthy. If

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New Research Suggests an OCD Cure in Mice

(Inc.) – Someday, the show Monk might not make any sense to us. Brain scientists at Duke University tested lab mice who were bred with a low level of a

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‘Silent Partner’ Takes the ZZZZZZZ Out of Snoring

(Reuters) – A Jerusalem-based startup has developed a device worn on the nose that uses active noise cancellation to reduce the sound of snoring. Nathan Frandino reports. Sometimes a good

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