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  • "Bowls of Neurons" in Dish Show Brain-Like Activity
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceScientists have successfully assembled working human brain circuits in a dish. In contrast to research conducted in other fields of medicine, psychiatric research is often limited by poor methods and difficulty accessing brain tissues. Post-mortem studies can help, but they are in no way sufficient to understand how the live brain works. more...

  • Facebook Groups Raise Over $100,000 to Help Gay Chechens
    Source: MSNBC - US NewsInternational advocates are pooling efforts to cover travel costs for LGBTQ men fleeing persecution in a harshly homophobic region of Russia. more...

  • Christian College Mandates Staff Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportA private North Carolina college is calling on faculty and staff to sign and live in accordance with a document that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. One faculty member says she and eight of her colleagues have refused to sign it and are leaving. more...

  • "Frederick Douglass" Bill Seeks to End Human Trafficking
    Source: MSNBC - US NewsMembers of Congress introduced a bipartisan bill named for abolitionist Frederick Douglass, which seeks to curb human trafficking. more...

  • Japan's First Trans Male Politician Vows to Fight for Trans Kids
    Source: MSNBC - International NewsTomoya Hosada was elected to the Iruma City Council, making him the first transgender male politician in Japan, and one of just a handful worldwide. more...

  • Virtual Humans Help Aspiring Doctors Learn Empathy
    Source: ScienceDailyDelivering bad news in a caring way -- and coping with a patient's reaction -- is a key skill for doctors. Intuitive technology is helping medical students learn the best approaches. more...

  • The Placebo Effect May Ease Pain from Breakups, Study Suggests
    Source: ScienceDailyFeeling heartbroken from a recent breakup? Just believing you're doing something to help yourself get over your ex can influence brain regions associated with emotional regulation and lessen the perception of pain. That's the takeaway from a new study that measured the neurological and behavioral impacts the placebo effect had on a group of recently broken-hearted volunteers. more...

  • How Reminders of Death Affect Attitudes Toward Killing Animals
    Source: ScienceDailyWhen reminded of death, humans become more likely to support the killing of animals, no matter how they feel about animal rights, researchers have found. Psychology's terror management theory may explain why. The researchers' findings could also help scientists better understand the psychological motivations behind the murder and genocide of humans. more...

  • Trump Bump? More Transgender Candidates Seek Public Office
    Source: MSNBC - Top NewsDiscontentment with the Trump administration and the state of local politics has led an increasing number of trans Americans to run for public office. more...

  • Facial Expressions: How Brains Process Emotion
    Source: ScienceDailyThe amygdala has distinct neurons that judge the intensity and ambiguity of facial expressions, new research shows. Identifying the amygdala's role in social cognition suggests insights into the neurological mechanisms behind autism and anxiety. more...

  • Porn Tax Supporters Say It Could Fight Human Trafficking
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportIf you’re in the market for a new computer or phone, keep this caveat in mind. more...

  • Cognitive Skills Differ Across Cultures and Generations
    Source: ScienceDailyAn innovative study of children and parents in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom reveals cultural differences in important cognitive skills among adolescents but not their parents. more...

  • Fox News Hit with Class-Action Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
    Source: CBS News - U.S. NewsThe new lawsuit expands on an earlier suit filed by two black women alleging widespread discrimination. more...

  • Finding Support So Grief Doesn't Damage Your Mental Health
    Source: BBC News - UK NewsSurvivors say the pain of bereavement can easily push people into mental illness without proper support. more...

  • New Orleans Takes Down First of Four Confederate Statues
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Top Stories NewsWorkers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments on Monday morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy. more...

  • On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Anti-Semitism Remains Global Issue
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsIsrael came to a 2-minute halt Monday as sirens across the country marked Holocaust Remembrance Day. more...

  • Election Hiked Anti-Semitism in U.S., Report Concludes
    Source: CBS News - U.S. NewsAnti-Defamation League documented significant increase in cases of anti-Semitic intimidation and vandalism in U.S. last year. more...

  • March for Science: Protesters Gather Worldwide to Support "Evidence"
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsCrowds massed in the U.S. capital and around the world Saturday to support science and evidence-based research -- a protest partly fueled by opposition to President Donald Trump's threats of budget cuts to agencies funding scientists' work. more...

  • Mindfulness May Reduce Stress of Starting College
    Source: ScienceDailyThe first semester of college is a time of great transition for many students -- they often are living away from home for the first time, have a much more fluid schedule than in high school and are potentially surrounded by a new peer group. Mindfulness training may be one way to help students successfully transition to college life, according to researchers. more...

  • Musk on Mission to Link Human Brains with Computers in 4 Years
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceNeuralink is aiming to bring to the market a product that helps with certain severe brain injuries due to stroke, cancer lesion etc, in about four years, Musk said in an interview with website Wait But Why. "If I were to communicate a concept to you, you would essentially engage in consensual telepathy," Musk said in the interview published on Thursday. Artificial intelligence and machine learning will create computers so sophisticated and... more...

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