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Mind hack: Scientists use magnets to change attitudes on immigration, religion

Researchers from the University of York have used magnetic energy to suppress humans’ ‘threat-response’ functions and dramatically change people’s attitudes to immigration.<p>Psychologists used magnetic force to safely shut down the region of the brain associated with “<i>threat-response functions</i>” and …

One million evacuated after Chile tsunami warning

Five dead as strong 8.3-magnitude earthquake strikes country's centre, causing panic and shaking buildings in Santiago.<p>A magnitude 8.3 earthquake has struck off the coast of Chile, killing at least five people and forcing one million to flee their homes.<p>The quake shook buildings late on Wednesday …

Chile

Man fined $600 after mid-air row over plane passenger's reclined seat

Now-regretful New Zealander lucky not to face assault charges, says magistrate, after passenger in front reported whiplash injuries from blow to headrest<p>A New Zealand man’s mid-air frustration over a passenger’s reclined seat has cost him a $600 fine and a lecture from a magistrate.<p>Shane Mathew …

U.S. Submits Climate Plan as Paris Pact Takes Shape

An influential step in the years-long amble toward the most anticipated climate pact in nearly 20 years was taken on Tuesday. The U.S. informed the …

Climate Science Deniers Unable To Comprehend Scientific Study

A new study by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography finds that the Arctic sea may go ice free in the summer faster than previous models …

Solar Energy Jobs Growing By Leaps and Bounds

By Bobby Magill<p><i>Published:</i> March 3rd, 2015<p>When it comes to getting a job in the booming solar power industry, there may be little need to worry about …

Norway confirms $900bn sovereign wealth fund's major coal divestment

Parliament’s move come as analysis shows largest fossil fuel divestment yet will affect 122 companies across the world, including SSE and Drax in the UK<p>Norway’s parliament has formally endorsed the move to sell off coal investments from its $900bn sovereign wealth fund, the world’s biggest.<p>It is …

Girls, women rescued from Boko Haram need psychological care

Chinese builder puts up 57-storey skyscraper in 19 days

Assault on Amos Yee draws sharp criticism

MIT Invention Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

It could help farmers in developing countries<p>From plants to people, every living thing on this planet needs water. But getting enough to survive, and survive comfortably, that can be a little tricky. Just look at the furor around California's new water restrictions. If a state as wealthy as …

CPI falls for fifth consecutive month

This humanoid robot can read facial expressions and make his own

Hanson Robotics' lifelike humanoid robots are really something. With their patented Frubber ("flesh rubber," because that doesn't totally conjure up a horrifying mental picture) skin and wide range of facial expressions, they're definitely unnerving to look at -- but their ability to interact with …

Robotics

Prosecution shows what it calls Tsarnaev's defiant message to U.S.

<b>Boston (CNN) —</b> Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's bombs tore through their bodies: singeing flesh, shattering bones, shredding muscles and severing limbs. But on Tuesday, jurors also began to hear about the holes his bombs left in the hearts of the survivors and the families of the dead.<p>Now that he has been found …

Justice

Algae-Based Surfboard Waves Goodbye to Petroleum

Environment<p>Researchers have found a way to create surfboards without using fossil fuels, something which may allay the concerns of many eco-conscious wave riders. "As surfers more than any other sport, you are totally connected and immersed in the ocean environment," explained lead researcher (and …

UC San Diego

Why you shouldn't keep your pregnancy secret at work

Flooding woes hit Jem again

The Big Read: The S’porean in the digital ether: An evolving identity

Yahoo News Digest — Rising 'ides': Mar 2015 on record as hottest month...

Science<p>Rising ‘ides’: Mar 2015 on record as hottest month since 1880<p>There’s been a new record in the planet’s temperatures, the National Oceanic and …

Racial and religious harmony must be continually worked on to be preserved: PM Lee

Warmer, wetter days may be the norm in S’pore