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Does Prozac Really Treat Anxiety? Maybe Not

Neuroscientist and author Joseph LeDoux proposes a new system of classification for anxiety and fear.<p>For as much time and money our culture spends on …

Depression

New Horizon’s spacecraft spots humongous canyon on Pluto’s moon

Pluto's moon Charon has a canyon that appears to be deeper than any scientists have studied before.<p>Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, has a canyon that …

Scientists are building an enormous telescope — at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea

You may have heard of neutrinos: the tiny subatomic space particles found throughout our galaxy, which pass through our bodies in their tens of …

Russian man to undergo world's first full head transplant

Mr Spiridinov, from Russia, suffers from Werdnig Hoffman disease, a muscle wasting condition that seriously diminishes his physical capabilities and left him dependent on a wheelchair.<p>Now he has announced his intention to become the world’s first subject of a full head transplant, so that his brain …

How to Calculate Your BMI (And Does It Matter?)

Photo: Pond5<p>You’ve heard it countless times: Maintaining a healthy weight equals fewer medical problems. But simply monitoring the scale may not be …

Diabetes

19 Ways to Spot a Fake Chinese Restaurant

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>There are plenty of ethnic cuisines that America has doused in the thick, sweet sauce of appropriation, but perhaps none more so than Chinese food. There's a time and place for things like sweet and sour chicken and crab rangoon, but it never feels good to be expecting a plate of …

Violence Erupts in Baltimore: In Pictures

Protest

Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced

Hubble Space Telescope

Bleep blorp: New Japanese hotel to be staffed by robots | CNN Travel

Travel

Plane hits bridge, crashes into river

<b>(CNN) —</b> Someone in the cockpit of a TransAsia Airways flight apparently made a mayday call because of an engine problem shortly before the plane crashed Wednesday into a river in Taiwan, killing at least 32 people.<p>A male voice on a recording of radio conversations between air traffic control and …

Airplanes

Amsterdam street teams to sell heroin test kits after spate of deaths

Street teams and so-called “smart shops” in Amsterdam will start selling heroin test kits after three young British tourists died snorting a drug they thought was cocaine, Dutch media said.<p>“Starting tomorrow the test kits will be sold in 30 smart shops and will show the presence of heroin in …

Game controller takes your real blood whenever you lose (update: suspended)

Forget playing games for cash -- if you <i>really</i> want to raise the stakes, try losing your actual blood when you lose in the virtual world. That's the concept behind Blood Sport, a crowdfunded project that modifies game controllers to drain your body when your character takes damage. Their …

Why are so many video games broken at launch?

Allow me to begin with my very best Andy Rooney impersonation: When I was growing up, there was no such thing as a "day one patch." I went to Video Station on Saturday with my parents -- if I was <i>lucky</i> -- and came home with a single rented game for the weekend. <i>James Pond</i> or <i>Bubsy the Bobcat</i> or <i>Blast</i> …

Here's Proof Apple Is Exploring Virtual Reality

So far, reports have been based on previous patents filed by Apple revolving around virtual reality, but not all patents see the light of day. This new job listing from Apple, on the other hand, shows that the company is looking for an app engineer to "create high performance apps that integrate …

Amazon’s Echo and the smart TVs that are listening to and watching everything you do

Amazon’s Echo defies easy description. Actually, that’s not quite true: the easy way to describe it is “creepy as hell”. What’s trickier is explaining what it is.<p>The Echo <i>(below)</i> is a 20cm-tall black cylinder, that sits in your home and listens to everything you do. You will want it to do this, if …

10 Little Firsts In Relationships That Let You Know You’re With The Right Person

<b>The first time you hang out together in silence</b> and it’s super comfortable and they’re on their laptop next to you while you’re catching up on the …

'Vampire grave' found in Bulgaria

A skeleton with a stake driven through its chest has been unearthed in Bulgaria, in what archaeologists are terming a "vampire grave"<p>A "vampire grave" containing a skeleton with a stake driven through its chest has been unearthed by a man known as "Bulgaria’s Indiana Jones".<p>Professor Nikolai …

Super Smash Bros. on Wii U Gets Release Date

Plus impressive sales figures for the 3DS version.<p>Nintendo has announced Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be available in North America on November …

Scientists Want To Test Lab-Grown Penises In Humans

Manmade man parts, in case you've lost part of yours to injury, illness, or a congenital condition<p>Are you ready? A team of scientists say they're getting ready. They want to implant lab-grown penises onto human volunteers within the next five years, the <i>Guardian</i> reports. The pensies are designed to …

Solar filament snakes across the sun, may soon end in violent burst

A giant filament has appeared on the surface of the sun — and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured images of the long, dark formation.<p>Straightened out, the serpentine filament would measure about 1 million miles from end to end, stretching close to halfway around the sun.<p>Filaments are …

NASA Telescopes Find Clear Skies and Water Vapor on Exoplanet

Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a …

Addictive and probably carcinogenic: scientist reveals dangers of Daily Mail

While viewed by many as a harmless newspaper read by people who just want to relax and unwind – or perhaps do some recreational experimentation with different ideologies – a new study has provided unquestionable proof that the notorious newspaper actually inflicts considerable damage on all those …

Chinese Autonomous Tanks: Driving Themselves to a Battlefield Near You?

The US Navy made news this week by announcing a new type of autonomous robotic boat for protecting its fleet, but China is showing that it can play the same game, just on the land.<p>While the the US military has deployed over 12,000 unmanned ground systems in its operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, …