Yale Showcases 170,000 Incredible Photos of Depression-Era America

The photos taken by Farm Security Administration photographers in the 1930s are some of the most iconic images in American history. We’re all familiar with some of the snapshots of craggy-faced farmers, but unseen photos in government archives tell a more complex story of a struggling country. Yale just released a… »10/05/15 3:00pm10/05/15 3:00pm

Getting Treated For Depression Is Even Harder When You're Pregnant

Getting pregnant changes a woman’s hormonal state: there’s a normal chemical interplay between mother and fetus. Hormones affect the brain, and their effects can differ in people. So if no one is surprised when a pregnant woman feels elated, why are they surprised when some pregnant women are clinically depressed? »5/28/15 6:05pm5/28/15 6:05pm

This Eavesdropping App Calls Your Shrink If It Thinks You Sound Too Bummed-Out

Ain't no problem that can't be solved by an app. At least, that's what it seems like the folks at EI Technologies are out to prove. Their app "Xpression" aims to help treat depression by listening to a user's voice, cataloging his or her moods, and alerting a doctor of any dangerous dips. All automatically. »2/23/13 3:00pm2/23/13 3:00pm

How To Electrify Your Brain To Be Smarter With a 9-Volt Battery (Updated)

Transcranial direct current stimulation can make your brain work better. DARPA proved it can make you better at video games, the U.S. Air Force has shown it cuts drone remote-pilot training in half, and Harvard researchers have used it to treat depression. So what is this magical device that powerfully manipulates… »2/06/12 9:20pm2/06/12 9:20pm