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Seasonal Affective Disorder: More Than Feeling Sad

Now that the clocks have gone back for much of the Northern hemisphere and twilight is upon us by mid-afternoon, many of us will feel a bit low and may think we are suffering from SAD – seasonal affective disorder. But in fact, SAD is a misunderstood condition and is much more serious than a touch of the winter blues; it is not even winter that causes it in every case.

november 1 2011 |  insightlife sciences and medicine

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Do Our Brains Determine Our Facebook Friend Count?

The amount of Facebook friends a person has correlates with the structure of brain regions involved in social interactions, according to research this week. But while this study made the top science news stories, looking a little closer reveals that it has not delved deeply enough into our online behaviour to really tell us anything.

october 21 2011 |  life sciences and medicinescience and societyscience in the newstechnology

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Smoking during pregnancy must be stopped

Statistics on the levels of smoking during pregnancy are truly shocking. Despite the well-documented risks, the warnings do not seem to be getting through, and something more needs to be done to have a significant impact.

august 8 2011 |  life sciences and medicinescience and societyscience in the news

A Mine of Information
A Mine of Information

Information buried deep beneath the Earth’s surface can tell us a lot about our own planet and beyond, but getting down there to have a look involves overcoming physical and technical challenges, as well as significant danger.

august 4 2011 |  cosmosearth, ecology and environmentthe life of science

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Modern World, Modern Art

The 19th century saw the birth of modern science, with a surge of technological progress, revolutions in thinking and the founding of the scientific method. It is no coincidence that the same period saw the birth of modern art.

february 9 2011 |  physics, chemistry and mathematicsscience and the artstechnology

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Exploiting the Unexpected: Lithium and Bipolar Disorder

The most commonly used treatment for bipolar disorder today is lithium, yet its mechanism of action is not known. Its effects on mania were reported by John Cade in 1949, a discovery that has often been described as serendipitous. But looking beyond Cade’s experiments shows that there was more to it than just luck.

october 16 2010 |  life sciences and medicinethe life of science

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