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Study Finds Antidepressants Change Brain Connectivity in Just a Few Hours

A new study published in the journal Current Biology Thursday found that a single dose of some of the most widely used antidepressants change the brain’s architecture after only a few hours. 239 more words

Single dose of antidepressant changes the brains structure within 3 hours

A single dose of antidepressant is enough to produce dramatic changes in the functional architecture of the human brain. Brain scans taken of people before and after an acute dose of a commonly prescribed SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitor) reveal changes in connectivity within three hours, say researchers who report their observations in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on September 18. 441 more words

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Spitting fish adjust for distance when shooting


Footage captured by two high-speed cameras shows the fish’s ability in detail

The jets of water that archer fish use to shoot down prey are “tuned” to arrive with maximum impact over a range of distances, according to a study. 731 more words

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Could expression of a gene change a female’s choice of partner?

How do we as humans define compatibility? I think if we asked people why they chose their life partner, answers would include things like common interests, similar personalities, visually attractive and kind hearted. 447 more words

Beetle Juice: Previously Insignificant Insect 'Demolishes Scientific Orthodoxy'!

Scientists discover that the supposedly primitive dung beetle utilises the band of light produced by the Milky Way for navigational purposes

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Education

Seals flock to offshore wind farms to feed

“As far as we know this is the first study that’s shown marine mammals feeding at wind farms,” explained Deborah Russell.

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 21 (UPI) –Like it does around so many other manmade structures, (even floating heaps of trash), marine life thrives on and about the structures that comprise offshore wind farms.  386 more words

Ecology

Marine mammals trace anthropogenic structures at sea

Marine mammals trace anthropogenic structures at sea
Source: Current Biology

On land, species from all trophic levels have adapted to fill vacant niches in environments heavily modified by humans (e.g.

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Energy