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Schizophrenia not a mental illness, Pakistan's Supreme Court says

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s top court has ruled that schizophrenia does not fall within its legal definition of mental disorders, clearing the way for the execution, as soon as next week, of a mentally ill man convicted of murder.<p>A man rides a bicycle past the Supreme Court building in …

Scientists reveal red-backs' gruesome trick to avoid being eaten during mating

Whenever the red-back spider is mentioned, people tend to sympathise with the hapless male — best known for its tendency to end up as a post-coital …

The US is making a dangerous mistake in how it treats depression

That's the conclusion of a straightforward but alarming study published in JAMA Internal Medicine this week, which we spotted after the psychologist Vaughan Bell flagged it.<p>The authors examined data from 46,417 adults who filled out government Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys between 2012 and 2013.<p>…

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD is Largely a Fraud

Contributing writer for Wake Up World<p>Viewed by academics as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, Jerome Kagan ranked above …

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century.

Map shows creepy clown sightings across multiple U.S. states

Creepy clown sightings have spread across the United States.<p>The clowns, first sighted in August, appear to have extended their operational area from …

A massive solar storm could wipe out almost all of our modern technology — and we'd have just hours to prepare

In 1859, an invisible wave crashed into the Earth.<p>Electrons, swept up like so much detritus in the magnetic current, coursed along telegraph wires. When they met an obstacle, like the hand of a telegraph operator, they crashed through it — delivering a sharp shock.<p>Papers in telegraph offices caught …

Fox News Briefly Claimed Climate Change Was Real, Then Changed Their Mind

What a beautiful few seconds it was.<p>Fox News is pretty convinced that climate change is a hoax. There's a climate change section on foxnews.com primarily devoted to reporting on the supposed government persecution of climate "skeptics." There's little about the actual global issue, beyond a story …

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Proposed solar-powered skyscraper would generate half of its power

Wrapped in solar panels, the Sol Invictus sustainable skyscraper concept in Melbourne would present a fundamental rethinking of how high-rises are built.<p>One of the most recognizable features of skyscrapers—their thin, steel-and-glass-frames—often becomes an enemy of efficiency. These building’s …

Clean Energy