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Millions of people around the world are affected by common mental disorders such as depression, emotional stress and suicidal tendencies at some point in their life. Even in the most developed nations, these conditions can go untreated and in some cases, undiagnosed. The so-called "treatment gap" -

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See Jupiter Take One for the Solar System

See Jupiter Take One for the Solar System

A flash of light caught on film shows the giant planet getting smacked by an asteroid or comet. It appears Jupiter is a glutton for punishment. On March 17 the gas giant planet was pummeled by a speeding space rock, and backyard skywatchers happened to capture the cosmic violence at the moment

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India to Join Hunt for Gravitational Waves

India to Join Hunt for Gravitational Waves

The United States signed a new partner to expand the search for gravitational waves, ripples in the interwoven fabric of space and time set off by the motions of massive objects, like merging black holes. A century after gravitational waves were proposed by Albert Einstein, confirmation of their

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The birds that are winning  thanks to climate change

The birds that are winning thanks to climate change

They may be separated by an ocean, but birds in the US and Europe are responding to climate change in a surprisingly similar way: winners are outperforming losers to a comparable degree. Some of the biggest winners in the US include Cassin’s kingbird, the Anhinga and the orchard oriole. Losers

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Yuval Roth gives Palestinians a lift so they can get medical care in Israel

Yuval Roth gives Palestinians a lift so they can get medical care in Israel

Yuval Roth woke at the crack of dawn to drive his large, white van from his home on Israel’s Mediterranean coast to Checkpoint 300, the main passageway leading from Palestinian­-controlled Bethlehem to Israeli-controlled Jerusalem. On this gray winter morning, Mr. Roth’s mission is to drive

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'Baby Earth 2.0' Found in Young Star's Crib

‘Baby Earth 2.0′ Found in Young Star’s Crib

Where DO baby planets come from? Well, this observation of a young sun-like star sporting a ringed protoplanetary disk holds the answer. This beautiful image captured by the ESO’s powerful Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Aray (ALMA) in Chile shows the disk of gas and dust surrounding th

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Creepy New Fossil Shows the Dawn of Spiders

Creepy New Fossil Shows the Dawn of Spiders

A beautifully preserved fossil from France has given paleontologists a look at an animal that is almost, but not quite, the earliest known spider. The eight-legged creature lived 305 million years ago and has been named Idmonarachne brasieri, a reference to Idmon, the father of the skilled weav

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New Butterfly Discovered in Alaska for First Time in 28 Years

New Butterfly Discovered in Alaska for First Time in 28 Years

A scientist organizing butterfly specimens in a museum collection made a startling discovery: What people had thought was a variant of a common species is actually a totally new organism, and one with an interesting evolutionary history to boot. And what's more, the new species may be the only type

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Pluto Probably Has an Ocean Under its Surface

Pluto Probably Has an Ocean Under its Surface

Despite being so far from the sun, tiny Pluto, which is smaller than Earth’s moon, has had an active geologic life from the start, one that continues to present day, research published on Thursday shows. The evidence is all over Pluto’s face, which was observed close-up for the first time by

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Supercomputer simulates whole-body blood flow

Supercomputer simulates whole-body blood flow

A new supercomputer simulation of blood moving around the entire human body compares extremely well with real-world flow measurements, researchers say. The software uses a 3D representation of every artery that is 1mm across or wider, scanned from a single person. Its accuracy passed a first key

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