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Delivering pizza, making films ... now safety fears grow over use of drones

As companies scramble to discover new uses for small unmanned aircraft, critics fear changes to laws will ignore privacy issues<p>From monitoring vineyards so they are well watered, to filming sequences for blockbusters such as the Harry Potter films, the use of drones is now widespread. Almost 500 UK …

Unmanned Aircraft

True adulthood doesn't begin until age 25

The trend has been dubbed ‘kidulthood’ by commentators<p>True adulthood does not begin in the western world until 25 because young people are putting off settling down for longer, a psychiatrist has claimed.<p>Although the transition from child to adult is traditionally marked at 18, in fact, crucial …

Neuroscience Treatments To Watch

This article is a companion piece to Brain Boom: The Drug Companies Bringing Neuroscience Back From The Brink. Breakthroughs in genetics and sheer stubbornness on the part of drug developers could soon lead to new drugs for intractable brain diseases. Here’s a look at what’s happening in five …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Gender

Drug Flags Malaria-Infected Cells For Destruction

The drug, still in its early development stages, could be especially difficult for malaria to evolve defenses against<p>Malaria, that tricky beast, has become resistant to the medicines that people use to kill it. In decades past, malaria microbes have been seen to evolve resistance to chloroquine and …

Microbiology

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Carnegie Mellon University

Worm Living In Human Brain Gets Its Genome Mapped

For four years, it burrowed inside a man's head. Now, researchers are learning how.<p>For many years, a Chinese man in the U.K. experienced a range of debilitating neurological symptoms with no understood origin--including headaches, memory loss, and seizures. A biopsy found inflammation in the man’s …

Biology

Major Brain Pathway Rediscovered after Century Old Confusion and Controversy

<b>A couple of years ago a scientist looking at dozens of MRI scans of human brains noticed something surprising. A large, fiber pathway that seemed to</b> …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>