Researchers: Depression May Be A Physical Illness Linked To Inflammation

By: Karla Lant/Futurism  Scientists are now calling the link between depression and inflammation caused by a faulty immune system definitive. Whether it’s causal or not, the connection opens up new avenues for treatment and new hope for sufferers. PHYSICAL ROOTS OF DEPRESSION Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now…

This Teacher’s Neat (But Extremely Gross) Experiment For Her Students Has Gone Viral

By: James Felton/IFL Science  Teaching children to love science can be difficult. Getting kids to wash their hands can be even more so. Well, one teacher in Gray’s Creek, North Carolina, has managed to do both for her class in one foul, really gross swoop. In a post that’s gone viral on Facebook, Donna Gill Allen showed off a neat…

There’s A $100 Million Plan To Make A Synthetic Spinal Cord To End Paralysis

By: Dom Galeon/Futurism  Hugh Herr and his colleagues at MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics want to change what it means to be disabled. As part of a $100 million, five-year project, the researchers are working on advanced prosthetics that work like real limbs, a synthetic nervous system, and more. A BOLD MISSION Some say experience is the best…

Satellite Images Show Before And After Hurricane Irma Hit The Caribbean

By: Tom Hale/IFL Science  In the days after Hurricane Irma swept across the Caribbean and was headed over mainland US, the Landsat 8 satellite was snapping away to document the damage. NASA has released a series of satellite imagery showing the Caribbean before and after the storm on August 25 and September 10, 2017. They are some of the least cloudy…

Jim Carrey Gives A Bizarrely Insightful Interview – ”We Are A Field Of Energy … And I Don’t Care”

By: Educate Inspire Change  We haven’t heard much from funny man Jim Carrey lately, as he explores his artistic skills and faces a wrongful death trial over his ex-girlfriend’s suicide. But his latest public appearance shows he hasn’t lost his comedic personality as he trolls an entertainment reporter so hard that she’s genuinely left speechless. He looked very…

LGBTQ Groups Condemn “Dangerous And Flawed” Facial Recognition Intended To Predict Your Sexuality

By: James Felton/IFL Science  LGBTQ groups have condemned as “dangerous” an algorithm developed by Stanford University to predict whether you are gay or straight based on your face. Stanford claims the tech, which uses facial recognition, can distinguish between gay and straight men 81% of the time, and 74% of the time for women. Several prominent LGBTQ groups…

Animal Sanctuary Flooded By Hurricane Rushes To Save Everyone

By: Sarah V Schweig/The Dodo  “When you’re faced with circumstances like that you’re stronger than you think.” Renee King-Sonnen is the kind of person who has made a habit of overcoming the impossible. She married a cattle rancher — and now the ranch is a sanctuary. All the cows that were being raised for slaughter were saved, transformed from…

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