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Say Hello to your pocket psychiatrist!

Don't think you can trick your smart phone with a fake smile as it can figure out if you are depressed!

Much as it sounds as if you are reading a cool science fiction piece, this has been recently established in a scientific study by a group from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, led by Dr. David Mohr.

Depression is a serious mental illness that afflicts nearly 350 million people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

At its worst stage, depression can lead to suicide. Although there are therapies such as antidepressant drugs available for treatment, yet they can be effective only if the illness is diagnosed at the right time.

Thus the key to curbing the incidence of this...

News »

Healthcare tourism in Munich is growing
Healthcare tourism in Munich
Munich is famous for its beer festivals, culture, sporting heritage and countless other things. Yet...

Does Greece need the EU, or is the the other way around?
Grexit: Whose Loss will it be?
As Greece goes to Parliamentary elections on 25th January, I scratch my head to understand the...

Nobody does Fasching like Karneval Universe
Fashion for Fasching
It may come as a surprise to those of you from English-speaking countries, but Carnival is not just...

The world changed with the collapse of a wall
Germany celebrates liberty
Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel hailed the courage of East Germans in helping bring down the Berlin...

Arts & Culture »

Mason Smith stepping in with a left cross
TSV1860 win Anglo-German Boxing Tournament but fans the real winners
When it comes to football, Munich is a city of red and blue. The red half of the city follow the...

Nneka brings Nigeria to Munich
Nneka, the voice of Nigeria
Nneka's soul is heavy and her music intriguing. The Nigerian-born and Hamburg-based artist spends...

Macy Gray at Muffathalle, Munich
Macy Gray and How Life Is
Macy Gray is quite unconventional, and for those who didn't go further than her one hit wonder "I...

Japanese fashion is a world unto itself
Walk like a Japanese - from Kimono to Harajuku
"I don't want to go to Heaven. I want to be a Harajuku girl". This is what John Galliano would say...

Politics »

Child mortality is improving in African nations
African Health Sector under stress
Africa has a variety of problems, fortunes and misfortunes but now the most pressing one that needs...

Stefan and Martina
Spies, memories and the Wall
East German spies from the infamous "Staatssicherheit", or Stasi in short, kept snooping on Stefan...
Independence referendums since 1957
"Should Scotland be an independent country?" 4.3 million Scots answered this question yesterday...

Foreign fighters statistics from Statista portal
Increasing foreign fighters at Syria conflict
 Acording to CNN estimations up to 11,000 foreigners have travelled to Syria to take up arms...

Business »

German business confidence slips, yet again
Drop in German business confidence
German business confidence has dipped again to its lowest level in almost two years, according to...

Electric car sales show strong growth
Germany in the top three for electric vehicle sales in 2013
There are 52,729 electric vehicles on the roads of Europe. The top five nations on electric vehicle...

Eurozone exits recession following an unprecedented 18 months of economic contraction
Eurozone emerges from recession
The eurozone has finally emerged from recession following an unprecedented 18 months of economic...

BMW and Toyota to develop a fuel cell vehicle
BMW and Toyota to develop a fuel cell vehicle
MUNICH (awp international) - BMW and Toyota will jointly develop a fuel cell-powered vehicle by...

Science »

The yin and yang of social interaction
At some point in our lives, all of us have found ourselves in a crowded bus stop or grocery store or...

How marketing affects consumer's perception of products
Even cheap wine can taste great
"It's cheap wine so it will not taste great."Does this imply that the wine is really tasteless?


A cartoon depicting that Philae is awake!
Rise and shine, Philae!
After going off the grid for seven months, Rosetta's lander Philae is back.

On November 12 2014, it...

The device used in the experiments. Heat traveled slower through this tuning fork when subjected to a magnetic field.
Hot and attractive: magnetism can control heat transmission
From power plants to car engines, from houses to laptops, pretty much everything we do and use...

Opinions »

The public-private sector partnership is instrumental in crafting cost-effective policies against climate change in Africa
Crafting cost-effective policies against climate change
The Earth's Climate is changing. There is now one-fifth more carbon in the atmosphere than there was...

Munich, every surfer's wet dream
Germany Surf Paradise?
The title alone is an eyebrow elevator for anyone who hasn't stepped foot in the asparagus epicentre...

Forests are the future and must be treated with the respect they deserve.
Wise and focused leaders cannot give away forests!
I saw a young boy driving a huge horse along a narrow path directing it whenever it tried to turn...

Germany is right, Europe needs austerity
Don't Blame Germany
After attending an academic conference in 2011, I and my friend were on vacation in Miami, Florida....

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