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A new study has found that 20% of cancer patients experience PTSD following diagnosis. “There needs to be greater awareness that there is nothing wrong with getting help to manage the emotional upheaval.”
The rate of parents opting out of vaccines for their kids has plateaued in America
Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia, finds a randomized controlled trial (N = 2802).
The world's first cloned dog, Snuppy, has been cloned again. Three out of four "reclones" of Snuppy are alive and well. The researchers plan to monitor them for many years to determine if clones and "reclones" have health problems or shorter lifespans compared to regular animals.
Mental health apps are a cheap, effective self-help tool. The response from mental and emotional health app users: 90 percent reported increased motivation, confidence, intention and attitudes about being mentally and emotionally healthy.
Cannabis is safer for our roads than alcohol.
Stillbirth link to sleeping on your back - A study of just over 1,000 women found the risk doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the third trimester.
NASA-funded study shows that astronauts' brains often change shape during space travel, in some cases moving upward in the skull and showing effects of increased pressure on the optic disc, leading to headaches, vision changes, and "brain fog"
Rock From Another Star System Is Unlike Anything Seen Before
Surgery no better than placebo for shoulder pain
Chrome offered a small link at the bottom of the New Tab page to tour the ISS. I just got distracted for hours exploring with it.
Scientists plucked a single-celled protist from the surface of an aquarium coral and found not only a new species but an entirely new lineage of eukaryote. They report their results in Current Biology this week.
A study has examined performance pressure in the workplace and the behaviours that result from it. They found when employees feel their job depends on meeting high benchmarks, some fudge results in order to stay employed.
Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid - BBC News
Raising the taxes of graduate students by as much as 300% will be a disaster for the USA
Researchers investigate whether it's really possible to boost intelligence by playing music, chess, video games. They reviewed three decades of research
Rock from deep space will cross Jupiter's orbit in May
A rise to near-modern oxygen levels 450 million years ago coincided with a big biodiversity boost
Low-income children are more likely to receive well-child care if their parents are enrolled in Medicaid, according to a new study.
Scientists used 3D-printers to create environments similar to those during the origin of life, with the objective of evolving protocells through them, and discovering how the environment shapes evolution
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Researchers have discovered the first methane-producing microbe that thrives in an oxygen-rich environment -- a finding that suggests global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere.
A walk at the mall or the park? New study shows, for moms and daughters, a walk in the park is best. Specifically spending time outside in nature—even just a 20-minute walk—together can help family members get along even better.
Astronomical observations of 'Oumuamua, the first asteroid of interstellar origin discovered in the Solar System (Arxiv Preprint)
Theory: Flexibility is at the heart of human intelligence
Nekminute: Whole-exome sequencing in ALS (MND) suggests NEK1 is a risk gene in Chinese people
Whales switch from right to left-handed when diving for food
Hi reddit! I’m Dr Todd Hartman, lecturer in Quantitative Methods, and I just published a paper on the effect living near a mass shooting in the US has on support for gun control. AMA!
Using analytics to prevent deadly infections Predicting sepsis allows for early intervention and saves lives
The microbiota continuum along the female reproductive tract and its relation to uterine-related diseases
Exoplanet hunters rethink search for alien life
Deep in The Ocean, There's a 'Shadow Zone' Where The Water Is 2,000 Years Old
Researchers have cast doubt on a widely-held belief that connects family income with cognitive , according to a new study. A popular theory holds that genes play a larger role in brain development for children from advantaged environments than in those from poorer backgrounds
Study on roundworms finds previously dismissed genetic mechanism that may contribute to nicotine dependence, and to the withdrawal effects that can make quitting smoking so difficult—clues that may carry over to the mammalian realm.
Scientists develop new system to study Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease using stem cells
Zika-related nerve damage caused by immune response to the virus
Researchers suggest plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warn that as the world warms, this may reduce the ability of Earth’s land surface to absorb emissions due to fossil fuel burning.
Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth
Spit test may diagnose, predict duration of concussion in kids
Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety.
336 Reggaepocalypse Note that this does not speak to the validity of the principled defense, it only speaks to the motivations behind those employing it.
180 MelGibsonIsKingAlpha If anyone was wondering how they determined if someone is prejudiced [here ya go.]( Judge for yourself, but this test seems a little bit wonky to me. It has 8 questions that seem pretty slanted toward a specific goal. For example : "It’s really a matter of some people not trying hard enough; if blacks would only try harder they could be just as well off as whites." Edit: Pressed save on accident before done writing.
99 stawek Just because racist people want to speak their racism freely does not mean that everyone or even most of free speech advocates are racist.
80 BlueCop Someone advocating free speech is not a condemnation or defense of offensive speech. Free speech is fundamental to free society. When someone says free speech in response to some offensive speech then they are not saying what was said is correct. They are saying they have the right to say those things without government prosecution. Their specific speech can and should be condemned by people. They can be fired by employers. It should not be controlled by a government. Its frightening to see people say free speech is a defense of offensive speech. It is a defense of their right to say offensive things. It is not a defense of the speech itself.
68 OHHHHHHH_888 So, most people are unprincipled. Does that have any bearing, at all, on whether principled behavior is a good thing, or whether freedom of speech is a good thing? Does it prove that when the founders of the country enshrined freedom of speech, it was because they wanted to be racist, and not because they had principles? Of course not, and of course the founders enshrined freedom of speech because they believed it was essential on principle. So maybe the country is now so unprincipled that we want to throw that out, but I hope to God that's not the case.
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111 MyWifeDontKnowItsMe This is not science. It's window dressing a political stance. The full data is behind a pay wall, but just from the abstract, it seems they were looking for a certain result. They claim that because people who harbor prejudice believe in free speech, free speech arguments must equal racism. The fact that they frequently use the word "hate speech" is telling as well. "Hate speech" is neither a technical nor a legal term. It is as amorphous term used by many people to describe many things, and it has a very different definition to different people. It's just a buzz word with no true legal definition.
25 agaperion What a bunch of nonsense. This is bad science. And just the kind of thing which leads to the more rigorous sciences looking down upon the social sciences.
35 Skydragon222 Interesting study. Wish I'd known about it yesterday when [CHANDRASEKHARAN et al.] ('s paper was on the front page, which discussed the efficacy of Reddit's banning of CT and FPH.
23 DiceDemi I guess my question is.... So what? Why does the motivation even remotely matter?
3 bizmarc85 Not sure on the relevance of this study? Doing the right thing through bad motives is still doing the right thing? We're not even discussing means either simply the opinion behind the conclusion. Protection of unpopular speech is what has lead to the current climate of tolerance and acceptance. Why does it matter that some advocates for free speech do so from a flawed opinion?
20 phor2zero Probably true, but it in no way invalidates the *"freedom to speak to willing listeners on your own property"* argument.