Gut bacteria play a role in mood and emotion. Are probiotics the key to a better antidepressant?

The Atlantic

President Obama’s executive order on immigration could exempt from deportation more than five million undocumented immigrants — almost half of the total undocumented population in the country, which is about 11.5 million (depending on the data you’re looking at). The population is vast and diverse, coming from different countries and living in very different proportions in different states.

We took a look at some of the demographic breakdowns of the group pulled together by the Pew Hispanic Trends Project and the Department of Homeland Security.

Washington Post

The world’s most powerful computers can’t perform accurate real-time interpreting of one language to another. Yet human interpreters do it with ease. Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability.

BBC

Twenty years ago, more than a dozen leaders in child psychiatry received $11 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to study an important question facing families with children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Is the best long-term treatment medication, behavioral therapy or both?

New York Times

Some people just can’t seem to keep a beat.

You know the ones: They seem to be swaying to their own music or clapping along to a beat only they can hear. You may even think that describes you.

Washington Post

In the digital era, there’s no doubt consumers are more connected to each other and to global retail brands than ever before.

But despite this connectivity, researcher David R. Bell makes the case in his new book, “Location is (Still) Everything,” that the neighborhoods we live in — and the acquaintances we encounter there — still have deep influence on how we shop.

Washington Post

New research shows weight loss surgery can reverse the negative effects body fat may have on the brain.

TIME