There is typically no fever, no broken bone, no lesion to examine under a microscope when evaluating mental illness. Diagnosing disorders therefore is hard. A new way to classify disorders could help.
Is the system broken?
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After winning his Grammy in 1996, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder said, 'I don't think this means anything.' Was he right?
Soybean farmer in Malawi.
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How can we feed a growing world population while protecting the environment? One key strategy is to improve yields on small farms, which produce much of the food in the world's hungriest countries.
On New Year’s Eve, Mariah Carey was at a loss for words.
From The Monkees to Mariah Carey, lip-syncers have been getting mocked for decades.
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A culture focused on youth may lead us to believe that older people do not enjoy sex. A new study shows why that is not true, and how the notion of 'sexual wisdom' may explain why.
Fingers crossed: Can House Speaker Paul Ryan control his fractious Republican majority?
Democrats gained only a handful of House seats in this week's elections, leaving Republicans in the majority. But can the GOP shift from opposing President Obama to supporting President Trump?
A portrait of Indian poet and musician Rabindranath Tagore.
In 1913, an Indian literary giant named Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-white person to win the literature prize. He wrote over 2,000 songs and, like Dylan's, they still resonate today.
Academic researchers need funding – especially as the federal government devotes less to basic research.
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With federal support for on-campus R&D dwindling as a percentage of GDP, keeping basic research afloat is a challenge. Schools and researchers are left to try to fill in the funding gaps.
In his new memoir ‘Born to Run,’ Bruce Springsteen details his lifelong battle with depression.
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With stigma about mental illness still pervasive, The Boss' frank admission helps shatter some of the most common stereotypes about depression.
Trump and Clinton shakes hands
We asked a group of scholars to listen to Clinton vs. Trump and pick just one quote to react to. Here’s what the experts heard.
Why do teenagers need more sleep?
Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early school start has been a topic of much debate. Are teenagers just lazy, or is there more to their inability to wake up early?
Embodiment of defiance… or foolhardy design?
Are terrorist attacks also an implicit design critique of our urban landscape? An architect and urban designer suggests we can fight terrorism by not building obvious targets.
Hillary and Bill Clinton at the DNC, July 28, 2016.
The media’s obsession with the indirect ways in which a single charitable foundation advances a single candidate’s career misses the point.
Guns have another kind of price tag.
The current debate over the right to bear arms versus regulation is at a stalemate, but a new dialogue that focuses on the social burden of firearms might provide a new way forward.
Adults? Or not yet?
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You're officially an adult, but you may not feel like one. Why's that so? When will you feel you're a grown up?
We know many parts of the world suffer from water shortages, but how do we best measure scarcity?
Can we predict where in the world will be water-stressed? Using a more fine-tuned model, researchers find there is no global water crisis, just local ones.
It’s estimated that 3 to 4 percent of women are pregnant when they arrive at prison.
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Standards for prenatal care for incarcerated women vary from state to state, and when care is available, the quality might not be adequate.
Job done: COP21 president Laurent Fabius.
At the Paris climate talks, the world has signed up to the first truly global treaty to tackle global warming. Our experts react.
It can be hard to know how best to adapt to climate change.
Projects to help people adapt to climate change are essential. But no one really knows how much to spend, or even how to tell which projects are working.
Hungry for more than just the turkey.
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Our panel discusses the benefits of gathering for an annual holiday meal. Traditions and rituals give us a sense of identity and closeness with those we love – and come with mental and physical health benefits too.