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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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'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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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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Man With a Simple Metal Detector Finds Discovery of a Lifetime

Man With a Simple Metal Detector Finds Discovery of a Lifetime

A man in England went exploring with a metal detector and made the discovery of a lifetime: an exquisitely preserved Roman-era grave filled with artifacts, including bronze jugs, mosaic glassware, coins and hobnails from a pair of shoes, all dating to about A.D. 200. The grave likely belonged to

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Scans of King Tut’s Tomb Reveal New Evidence of Hidden Rooms

Scans of King Tut’s Tomb Reveal New Evidence of Hidden Rooms

For at least 3,339 years, nobody has seen what lies behind the west and north walls of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun.  But this secret of three millennia might not last much longer. On Thursday, Mamdouh Eldamaty, the Egyptian antiquities minister, held a press conference in Cairo to announce a

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Angry Birds Build the World’s Biggest Nests

Angry Birds Build the World’s Biggest Nests

You don’t build the world’s biggest bird nests by putting up with lazybones. That, anyway, is the finding of a new study into how sociable weavers (Philetairus socius) make and maintain nests that can house up to 500 birds. Aggressive supervisors identify and punish the

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Forever young

Forever young

Sea anemones are a common sight on many coastlines, and despite their brightly coloured appearance it seems they may have a common ancestor with humans. What's more, researchers are wondering whether the creatures could hold the secret to eternal life, writes Mary Colwell. The wicked queen in the t

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Elephant Genes Hold Cancer-Fighting Secret

Elephant Genes Hold Cancer-Fighting Secret

Cancer is less prevalent in elephants than in humans, in part because the giant animals have more copies of a gene that suppresses tumor growth, a new study finds. Understanding how this gene evolved and works in elephants may help researchers develop ways to treat human cancer patients, the rese

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First ancient African genome sequenced

First ancient African genome sequenced

An ancient African genome has been sequenced for the first time. Researchers extracted DNA from a 4,500-year-old skull that was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia. A comparison with genetic material from today's Africans reveals how our ancient ancestors mixed and moved around the continent

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