Shane Moran

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6 Real Serial Killers More Terrifying Than Any Horror Movie

Movies and TV shows like <i>Dexter</i> are constantly trying to outdo themselves with over-the-top serial killers (a <i>Hannibal</i> episode featured a killer who …

Weekend Reading: A Close Call with a Serial Killer; “Human Stains”

“Center of the Universe,” which appeared in California’s <i>Orange Coast</i> magazine last month, is an unsettling, spine-tingling story by Jay Roberts, recounting an afternoon he spent with an active serial killer, in 1980. It is also, as Roberts writes, “a love story.” The killer’s name was Randy Kraft, …

Scientists shed light on creativity by studying pianists' brain activity

Scientists claim to have shed light on the neural basis of creativity by scanning the brains of accomplished pianists while they improvised on a keyboard.<p>Images of the pianists' brains highlighted areas that seemed to underpin their musical creativity, alongside regions that were strongly connected …

White supremacist takes DNA test, finds out he's part black

Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black.<p>And this all happened while cameras were rolling.<p>Craig Cobb, 61, who has tried to create a white enclave …

North Dakota

The dark side of psychology in abuse and interrogation

This week the Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) have published the most comprehensive study on the role of psychologists in the War on Terror. At 269 pages, the full report is as detailed as it is grim, concluding that American psychologists …

Dinosaur 'King of Gore' fossil discovered - video report

An 80m-year-old fossil found in the desert of southern Utah is a newly discovered dinosaur species, named <i>Lythronax argestes</i> ('King of Gore') by scientists. The oldest known member of the dinosaur family that includes the <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i>, this two-legged carnivorous beast would have been eight …

What is school science for? Who is it for?

What is school science for? It’s one of those philosophical sounding questions which can seem unhelpfully abstract. But it is worth asking because choices we make about school science reflect ideas about what we value in science, its relationship to non-scientists and what sort of future we want to …

What’s in a Kiss?

<i>“Kiss me and you will see how important I am,"</i> Sylvia Plath wrote.<p>The erotic kiss (as opposed to the kiss of respect, friendship, courtesy, or …

Psychology

How Long Could You Survive In A Coffin If You Were Buried Alive?

It depends on how big your coffin is.<p>A normal, healthy person might have 10 minutes to an hour, or six hours to 36 hours--depending on whom you ask--before settling into a premature grave. Scientists disagree, but one thing’s for sure: it wouldn’t be long.<p>It all comes down to the amount of air …

How to see the Bloody Mary illusion

The devil you know: inside the world of a psychopathic scientist

James Fallon has the biology of a stone-cold killer — and he would know<p>James Fallon is a happily married father of three, an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, the founder of several successful biotech companies, and a scientific advisor to the US Department of …

Dogs communicate different feelings with right or leftward tail wagging

Dogs can tell how other dogs are feeling from the way their tails are wagging, according to researchers who monitored the animals' heart rate as they watched canine movies.<p>The Italian team found that dogs had higher heart rates and became more anxious when they saw others wag their tails more to …

How is the NSA’s vault of secrets being unlocked?

<b>Media organisations have revealed startling details about US espionage in recent weeks. The disclosures can be traced back to three people who don't play by the rules - intelligence leaker Edward Snowden and his chief disseminators, the Guardian newspaper reporter Glenn Greenwald, and independent</b> …

Surveillance

Mysterious Men Appear at Soccer Games; Mysterious Circles Appear Around the World

People are getting confused about the mysterious black-robed men who are showing up at professional soccer games, and the mysterious circles that are …

Soccer

Pastor: “He should have killed you. At least you’d have died a virgin.”

Pastor: “He should have killed you. At least you’d have died a virgin.”<p>October 30, 2013 by John Shore<p>I got this letter in:<p>Hi, John.<p>I became …

GIF Of The Day: How A Lock Works

We’ve all had theories. Perhaps it’s a braille-like series of bespoke bumps, or some kind of contorted groove. The animated GIF below, however, …

This animation of Calvin and Hobbes dancing will make you grin

There is already a fantastic sense of movement in Bill Watterson's <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> comics. But animator Adam Brown wanted to see what the pair …

Eek Week: Spider Venom Could Make You and Your Dog Feel Great

As a courtesy to bug-phobes, some of the more lurid images in this post will be hidden until and unless you press this button.<br>SHOW<p>Fear of spiders is based, at least in part, on the fact that a few of them can bite us. When they do, it can hurt. A lot. But did you know spider venom is actually being …