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Is there an association between video games and aggression?

It was a headline in the Daily Mail that started it. “Computer games leave children with ‘dementia’, warns top neurologist”. It was annoying, because (a) there’s no evidence that games cause dementia in kids, and (b) the top neurologist wasn’t a neurologist. Scaremongering stories about the …

Psychology

Scientists are backing up the most terrifying fan theory in the 'Star Wars' universe

There's a disturbance in the force, but this time it's coming from scientists.<p>Disney's new "Star Wars" movie, "The Force Awakens," picks up years beyond where the last film in the series, "Return of the Jedi," left off: after the cataclysmic explosion of Death Star II, a moon-size weapon.<p>The …

Study Says That Men Have The Better Sense Of Direction

But it's not for the reason you may think.<p>The idea that men have a better sense of direction than women is one of the oldest gender cliches. But new research suggests that men really might employ better navigational strategies than women.<p>Previous studies -- including many decades-old experiments on …

The Brain

UN officials warn of climate disaster if Paris pact fails

Russian Hunter Bags Trophy of His Life after Shooting Half-a-Ton Boar

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day by those who believe in superstitions, but for Peter Maximov, a hunter from Chelyabinsk, Russia, …

Wildlife

First genetically modified salmon cleared to enter human food chain

The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) in the US has approved production of the first gentically modified animal which will enter the food chain before 2018<p>The first genetically modified animal will enter the human food chain within two years after GM salmon was cleared for production in the US, …

Agriculture

Photo Booth for Dogs Reveals the Playful and Compassionate Nature of All Breeds

Photographer Lynn Terry designed a dog-friendly photo booth that's allowed her to show the world just how loving pit bulls can be. For a local animal rescue, the artist created a calendar featuring photogenic pits who were adorably posing within her unique construction. Since the resulting images …

A 'huge milestone': approval of cancer-hunting virus signals new treatment era

A new cancer treatment strategy is on the horizon that experts say could be a game-changer and spare patients the extreme side effects of existing options such as chemotherapy.<p>Chemotherapy and other current cancer treatments are brutal, scorched-earth affairs that work because cancer cells are …

Cancer