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Strip clubs battle sex trafficking

The young Pinellas County woman gasped and wept as she told investigators how she had been forced into sexual slavery at a strip club that had been …

Is Depression Destroying Your Relationship? Eleven Commonly Overlooked Symptoms

The quality of our lives depends upon the quality of our relationships with others. Relationships are the source of so much of our happiness and success, but they can also be the cause of our pain and despair. And when we have problems with our primary relationships, it's difficult to find joy in …

Weight Loss

Marine population halved since 1970 - report

<b>Populations of marine mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have declined by 49% since 1970, a report says.</b><p>The study says some species people rely on for food are faring even worse, noting a 74% drop in the populations of tuna and mackerel.<p>In addition to human activity such as overfishing, the report …

World Wildlife Fund

Science says being tall could make you richer and more successful — here's why

Instead, scientific research seems to suggest that tall men and women have a significant advantage over their shorter counterparts.<p>One 2004 study found that the taller you are, the more you earn. In fact, according to that study, a person who is 6 feet tall would be predicted to earn nearly …

Psychology

The hunters who are killing a deadly fish — and saving an ecosystem

The Lionfish Hunters<p>When they invaded, these divers came to kill<p>The Lionfish Hunters<p>When they invaded, these divers came to kill<p>ISLAMORADA, Florida — …

This is what 365 days without a vacation does to your health

If you live in the US, the odds are high that you haven’t taken a vacation this year (or last year, for that matter).<p>Before enduring another year without an official getaway, either because of work commitments or an otherwise hectic routine, consider the following: A growing body of literature …

Mental Health

Where Do Fish Go in a Storm?

The authors can’t say exactly where the fish disappeared to, but they think they either ducked into the reef for shelter, or swam for calmer …

The disturbing consequences of seeing your doppelganger

One morning, a man discovered his double staring him in the eyes. Anil Ananthaswamy explores a dangerous hallucination that reveals how the brain constructs our sense of self.<p>More than two decades ago, Peter Brugger, as a PhD student in neuropsychology at the University Hospital Zurich in …

Consciousness

Dos and don’ts to preserve your brainpower

From changing your diet to partying like you’re 21, here are six tips for protecting your brain from the ravages of time.<p>Like any good machine, the brain needs a little care and attention as it ages to ensure it continues to run in good working order. If only there were a manual to its maintenance …

The Brain

Startup in biotech adds two base pairs to genetic code - and life on earth may never be the same - ExtremeTech

Startup in biotech adds two base pairs to genetic code — and life on earth may never be the same<p>By on August 24, 2015 at 12:16 pm<p>This site may earn …

Here's what a psychopath's brain looks like

About one in 100 people is a psychopath, experts estimate. But you can't tell a psychopath just from looking at one.<p>Many psychopaths show a distinctive pattern of brain activity, according to James Fallon, a UC Irvine School of Medicine neuroscientist who accidentally found out he may be one …

Neurology

Does Terrorism Work?

Rebel groups that employ terror in civil wars seldom win or gain concessions—but they tend to prolong conflicts, a new paper finds.<p>Nearly 14 years into the war on terror, there are signs of terrorism all around us, from Memorial Day tributes to the victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the …

Political Science

Are you nicer than a child?

It’s commonly held that young children are, well, selfish, but as Caroline Williams discovers, they are often kinder than adults.<p>Last Christmas I took my young son to the theatre. The show, called Antarctica, was for 4-7 year olds and, from an adult perspective, it was all a bit surreal. The actors …

Psychology