Creative people physically see and process the world differently

Those who display a high degree of the openness personality trait may be more creative because of the way they process visual information …read more Source:: New Scientist

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More than 8 million people in the US have mental health problems

More Americans are experiencing serious psychological distress than ever before. At the same time, their access to mental health services is getting even worse …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Psychedelic drug ayahuasca improves hard-to-treat depression

The first randomised trial of a shamanistic brew from South America has found it rapidly improves mood in people with depression that is resistant to antidepressants …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Start-up uses biometrics to tailor music for good night’s sleep

Trouble kipping? Boston-based Sync Project is collecting heart-rate data from music lovers to see if it can tweak tracks for better relaxation …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Fast CRISPR test easily detects Zika and antibiotic resistance

A method that uses the gene-editing tool CRISPR to recognise certain DNA sequences could make it quick and cheap to test for pathogens or genetic variants …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Our ability to think in a random way peaks at 25 then declines

It’s harder than you think to make up a random sequence. Our ability to do so changes with age – and could give insight into cognitive decline …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Meta-analysis muddle: reviews of evidence are too often flawed

Pooling many studies to get at the truth of which food is healthy or which pills work is being let down by bias and bad data, says John Ioannidis …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Virtual syringe lets surgeons practise piercing skin and muscle

A virtual reality simulation of knee replacement surgery uses a stylus with haptic feedback so doctors can feel their way as they inject a painkiller …read more Source:: New Scientist

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4D printing makes objects that assemble themselves when heated

A fast 4D-printing technique could be used to make drug capsules that snap open in the body or flat-pack furniture that puts itself together …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Unprotected sex may disrupt the microbiome in vagina

Women who have unprotected sex with men seem to have more bad types of bacteria in their vaginas, which may make them more prone to infection and disease …read more Source:: New Scientist

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