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Smartphone app predicts bipolar mood swings

An experimental smartphone app analyses changes in vocal patterns to predict the early signs of a bipolar mood swing.

By May 8, 2014


Hubble sees the shimmering wings of a space butterfly

The Twin Jet Nebula looks like a cosmic butterfly -- its shining wings glowing with iridescent colors -- in a new Hubble Space Telescope image.

By August 26, 2015


Here's a pair of high-end yet affordable components from Schiit Audio

Schiit's cheap 'n' cheerful headphone amp and digital converter wow the Audiophiliac!

By July 4, 2015


App's novel approach to mood disorders: Real-world rewards

A computer consultant with bipolar disorder helps develop a free app that lets others with similar conditions track their mood and behavior -- and earn rewards like gift cards for doing it.

By November 4, 2014


The explosive beauty of a dying star

A beautiful image captured by the Hubble telescope shows in glorious detail the contours of the Butterfly Nebula.

By October 13, 2014


Smartphone app knows when you're feeling blue

A newly developed smartphone app collects and analyses various data to predict when you're feeling depressed, stressed or lonely.

By September 22, 2014


Perfect drug for perfect pitch? New study tests valproate

A new study suggests a mood-stabilizing drug could allow adults to learn perfect musical pitch the way kids do. But don't expect the drug to turn you into a rock star just yet.

By January 14, 2014


Could a blood test predict suicide risk?

People at risk for suicide don't always show signs of their vulnerability. But a test that can scan biomarkers to predict actual suicidal impulses? While promising, it may go only so far.

By August 21, 2013


How to self-destruct on Twitter

Golfer Lee Westwood apologizes after a series of hissing tweets at pesterers. Days before, famous porn professor and male feminist Hugo Schwyzer uses Twitter to admit he's a fraud. Why on Twitter?

By August 12, 2013


A little black dress that speaks to schizophrenia

U.K. design students fashion powerful garments that aim to explain the neuroscientific underpinnings of bipolar disorder, epilepsy, autism, Alzheimer's, and more.

By April 5, 2013