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I Asked a Neuroscientist Why I Want to Crush Every Cute Animal I See

Have you ever said, "Oh my God that puppy is so adorable I could just KILL it?" That's called "cute aggression," and it's a well-documented psychological phenomenon.<p>You know that feeling when you're holding something adorable and suddenly want to mash its cute little ribcage into its lungs? It's a …

Want a Better Brain? Get Moving (Podcast)

<i>Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University (NYU)'s Center for Neural Science. A popular speaker, she is a</i> …

The Brain

In Regards to Tablets and Cameraphones Getting in the Way of Your Shot

A colleague of mine recently asked a question about wedding photography after talking about his experience of shooting his first one. He ended it …

Al-Qaeda in Syria: Our Focus Is Assad, Not West

The leader of al-Nusra Front — the al Qaeda-affiliate group in Syria — insisted on Wednesday that he is under orders from the organization's central leadership not to attack Western interests in Syria, but rather focus on toppling President Bashar al-Assad.<p>"The orders from Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri are …

Leave cancelled for India's doctors as heat wave kills 1,300

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A heat wave in India has killed at least 1,371 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit), and doctors’ leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick.<p>Sheep cross a parched area of a dried-up pond on a hot summer day on the outskirts of New …

Heat Waves

Interview: The Late Mary Ellen Mark on Documenting Seattle’s Street Youth

Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who has had her photographs featured in publications such as <i>Life</i>, <i>The New Yorker</i>, and <i>Vanity Fair</i>, died …

Activists say ISIL have shot dead 20 men in Palmyra

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have shot dead at least 20 men in the ruins of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, accusing them of fighting for the government, an activist monitoring group has said.<p>"IS[IL] executed 20 men by firing on them in front of a crowd gathered in Palmyra's …

Methodist Church apologises for abuse spanning decades

<b>The UK's Methodist Church has made a public apology after an investigation uncovered reports of nearly 2,000 alleged abusers - including 914 allegations involving sexual abuse.</b><p>An independent inquiry looked at the Church's response to complaints and allegations dating back to 1950.<p>General secretary, …

Scientists Discover Evidence Of A 435,000-Year-Old Murder

Two episodes of "localized blunt force trauma" to the skull with "an intention to kill." 3-D imaging to re-create the injuries. Bodies dropped down a 43-foot-deep vertical shaft into a mass grave. A murder case — more than 435,000 years old.<p>It's all detailed in a study in the journal <i>PLOS One</i> called …

The Windsor Consultation and Sustainable Tourism

This month I had the privilege of serving as one of the co-chairs for the Windsor Castle Consultation "Imagine the Possible: Innovation for Urban Development, Sustainable Tourism and Culture.<p>The Consultation was coordinated by Dr. Diane Davis of the International Council for Caring Communities …