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Coming Soon: A Computer That Knows How You Feel

51 minutes agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Researchers in Bangladesh could make all your Her fantasies come true. According to Betabeat, they’re working on a computer program that detects emotions by analyzing people’s word choices and typing patterns. The program is still in development, but right now it's 87 percent accurate when detecting joy, 81 percent accurate... More »

Reports from Rejuvenation Biotechnology 2014

1 hour agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

If things are comparatively quiet at the moment, it is because a lot of people are attending Rejuvenation Biotechnology 2014 in California. The event is hosted by the SENS Research Foundation in an effort to hasten some of the organization and relationship building needed to speed the clinical development of near future rejuvenation treatments. Show More Summary

The Two Very Different Worlds of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Missouri—We know the general public has widely divergent views of the Michael Brown shooting. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 80 percent of blacks say that the shooting raises racial issues, compared to only 37 percent of whites. Show More Summary

The App Enigma: Users Love ‘Em But They Don’t Download New Ones

A new study from research firm comScore offers a puzzle: Use of mobile apps is outpacing the desktop, yet smartphone users don't download new apps.

Latino and African-American High School Students Take On Biomedical Research

The Samuels Family LA-HIP is a biomedical internship and college preparatory program that gives minority students the opportunity to pursue their own research alongside nationally-renowned investigators.

Use rule of thumb to control how much you drink

Sticking to a general rule of pouring just a half glass of wine limits the likelihood of overconsumption, researchers report. "It is essential for all drinkers, especially men of higher BMIs, to have a rule of thumb for self-serving, because eye-balling a serving size is a difficult task and will often lead people to pour too much," said one author.

Citizen scientists saving lives around deadly 'Throat of Fire' volcano

Citizen scientists are saving the lives of people living in the shadow of deadly volcanoes according to research. A report reveals the success of a volunteer group set up to safeguard communities around the 'Throat of Fire' Tungurahua volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. Show More Summary

Creating pomegranate drug to stem Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Research will look to produce compound derivatives of punicalagin for a drug that would treat neuro-inflammation and slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, scientists report. The onset of Alzheimer's disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound that is found in pomegranate. Show More Summary

Study Identifies Challenges Faced by NYU Langone Nurses in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

The post-Sandy deployment of nurses to help address patient surge in eight local hospitals and health facilities had an impact that has not been well studied since the storm. A new research study is one of only a few to evaluate the psychological toll on nurses working in such rapidly changing, uncontrolled, and potentially dangerous circumstances.

MIND CTI - A 'MIND'-Blowing Triple Play For Investors

By Blue Ridge Equity Research: In the pursuit of returns, investors generally classify and/or invest in stocks based on one of three criteria: Growth: Stocks of companies with growing revenues in which the underlying equity's price will...Show More Summary

Gecko Design acquisition would help Google commercialize advanced research projects

Google is showing that it may be moving more into the hardware space thanks to the acquisition of Gecko Design, a mechanical engineering and product design firm, that was announced today. Though details of the deal were not disclosed, Gecko's design team will be joining Google X, the Internet search giant's laboratory for advanced technology research projects.

Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle

Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher says he believes there are "dozens" more to be found in the region. Ivan Sprajc, associate professor at the Research...Show More Summary

Free public transport boosts pensioners' well-being : "The aim of the trial was to reduce loneliness among pensioners and boost their self-worth. Research into the impact of the scheme shows both targets have been achieved. Pensioners report getting out more, visiting family and friends and feeling better about themselves."

Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle

2 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher says he believes there are "dozens" more to be found in the region. Ivan Sprajc, associate professor at the Research...Show More Summary

Researchers make color-shifting surface modeled on squid

Devices that parallel biological materials make for one-second color changes.

Governor Who Oversaw Soaring Unemployment Will Teach Class on Job Creation

2 hours agoNews : Reason

This has to be one of the funniest higher education developments since the announcement that Paul Krugman would be paid $225,000 to do research at City University of New York's income inequality initiative: Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer...Show More Summary

How the United States Can Escape the Inequality Trap

We are stuck in an inequality trap. The divide between the richest 1 percent and everyone else is self-reinforcing, according to the latest economic research, making it harder to resist as it worsens. We must break this cycle. But how? In previous op-eds on the Huffington Post, I explored the causes and effects of income inequality. Show More Summary

5 Weird Ways Stress Can Actually Be Good for You

2 hours agoHealth : Healthland

We hear over and over again that stress is unhealthy. And all that talk makes us, well, stressed. But getting worked up isn’t always a bad thing, says Richard Shelton, MD, vice chair for research in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alabama Birmingham; after all, the body’s fight-or-flight response is meant to…

Cognitive-Behavioral Coping Skills Training Has Positive Effects on Rheumatoid Arthritis

A team of researchers from Wayne State University and collaborators from Duke University Medical Center recently published a paper in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology that explores two psychological interventions separately and in combination to determine their effectiveness in offering relief to RA patients.

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