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Mental health issues have boomed in young adults

The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “More [...]

Researchers unveil Internet of Things security feature

Rice University integrated circuit (IC) designers are at Silicon Valley’s premier chip-design conference to unveil technology that is 10 times more reliable than current methods of producing unclonable digital fingerprints for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. [...]

Exercise may help fight depression in seniors

The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters. The findings, published in [...]

Smartphone use risks eye examination misdiagnosis

Clinicians who use smartphones to capture photographs of patients’ eyes risk misdiagnosis if they base their decisions on objective data extracted from non-calibrated cameras, according to new research published this week in the Nature journal Scientific Reports. Clinicians increasingly [...]

Children with many siblings susceptible to bullying

A child with more than one brother or sister is more likely to be the victim of sibling bullying than those with only one sibling, and firstborn children and older brothers tend to be the perpetrators, [...]

It doesn’t take much for soldiers to feel cared for

A soldier named Jerome Motto received caring letters from home in World War II. They helped boost his spirits and later led to one of the nation’s first successful suicide interventions. Today, with military personnel being [...]

Physics says SCOTUS ‘Super Court’ votes are non-partisan

The maelstrom surrounding the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was to be expected, when one justice’s vote could change the country’s moral compass for generations. But looking at the high [...]

World’s fastest camera freezes time at 10 trillion frames per second

What happens when a new technology is so precise that it operates on a scale beyond our characterization capabilities? For example, the lasers used at INRS produce ultrashort pulses in the femtosecond range (10 exp -15 [...]

Want to increase your donations? Here are 3 reasons why payment type matters

by Peter C. Hohenstein You already know sustaining donors offer a steady, reliable income stream. But did you know the method of donation also matters? Using direct withdrawal via ACH—an electronic payment in which funds are [...]

Are boys more cliquey than girls?

Children’s friendship groups in secondary school remain consistent over time and are often structured around gender, with boys forming the most tight-knit bands, according to new research published in PLOS ONE. The findings suggests boys might be [...]