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A Researcher Tricked a Journal Into Publishing a Paper on How Politicians Wipe Their Butts

Which hand do you use?<p>I had what seemed like rather a good idea a few weeks back. Building on some prominent findings in social psychology, I …

Social Sciences

Religiosity linked to reduced sexual aggression and coercion in college men, study finds

New research provides evidence that college men who frequently participant in religious activities are less likely to engage in sexually aggressive …

Psychology

What Is Kratom? How the Plant Could Help Fight the Opioid Crisis

But a federal ban could stunt research.<p>While Kratom is heavily discussed in niche communities on YouTube and Reddit, the herbal drug is still …

Medicine

All-Star Game Pitcher’s Racist, Homophobic Tweets Cause Online Furor

Tuesday night’s Major League All-Star Game is one Josh Hader will never forget. The Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher was on the mound for just a …

Baseball

A team of Toronto researchers examined nearly 300 suicide notes. Here's what they found

Powerlessness, battling with mental illness and self-blame are common themes found in suicide notes, according to a study from Canadian researchers …

Mental Health

9 Annoying Habits to Banish From Your Life Now

People will want to spend more time with you when you do.<p>Whether it's a friend or family member, the people in your life are not perfect. And frankly, neither are you. Here are several abundantly common behaviors which don't do anyone any good. If any of these habits are yours, the time to stop is …

Self-help

DNA Damage from CRISPR Has Been ‘Seriously Underestimated’

The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy.<p><i>This article is part of</i> DNA/IDK <i>, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future.</i> <b>Follow along here</b> <i>.</i><p>When CRISPR was first revealed to the …

Genetics

The Crisis Facing America

The country can no longer afford to wait to ascertain why President Trump has subordinated himself to Putin—it must deal with the fact that he has.<p>We still do not know what hold Vladimir Putin has on Donald Trump, but the whole world has now witnessed the power of its grip.<p>Russia helped Donald …

Donald Trump

Largest newspaper in Finland hits Trump, Putin over press freedom with billboards ahead of summit

The largest newspaper in Finland is mocking President TrumpDonald John TrumpShocking summit with Putin caps off Trump’s turbulent Europe trip GOP …

Freedom of the Press

The Dogs of America Were Not Descended From Wolves, Scientists Reveal

There's no longer such a thing as an all-American dog.<p>In the 15th century, Europeans brought war, slavery, and diseases to the New World. They also …

Anthropology

Is this our first clue to a world beyond quantum theory?

NATURE gives rise to weird and wonderful things: dancing plants, sailing stones, flamingos. But no one, except perhaps on a hallucinogenic trip, has …

Quantum Mechanics

The Average Cost Of A Data Breach Is Highest In The U.S. [Infographic]

Globally, the impact of a data breach on an organization averages $3.86 million, though more serious “mega breaches” can cost hundreds of millions of dollars. IBM’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach study was formulated through interviews with more than 2,200 IT, data protection and compliance …

Average Cost

Sidebar on Mueller and 2018 Midterm Elections

I’m no National Security wonk, but it strikes me that the Mueller investigation may have unique independence to pursue the Russian government’s …

Russian Government

The Dark Side Of The INTJ Myers Briggs Personality Type

Every personality type has a dark side and INTJs are no different. This analytical, sometimes robotic Myers Briggs personality type has a very dark …

Psychology

Facebook and Snapchat bullying campaign ignored by children

An initiative launched by Facebook and Snapchat to help children combat online bullying has resulted in no calls to a national helpline.<p>Facebook and Snapchat’s parent company Snap entered into a trial with the NSPCC last year to help young children on their sites who might be subjected to …

Social Media

DARPA digs into the details of practical quantum computing

Quantum computing promises enough computational power to solve problems far beyond the capabilities of the fastest digital computers, so the Defense …

Machine Learning

DARPA Ground X-Vehicle Technologies First Details

Military vehicles are by definition in need of advanced technologies to function properly. Be it tanks, airplanes or submarines, they need to be able …

Carnegie Mellon University

In Order to Understand Sociopaths, I Got Inside One’s Head

<i>Carola Lovering's potent debut novel,</i> Tell Me Lies<i>, tells the story of the complicated relationship between college freshman Lucy Albright and</i> …

Psychology

Church considers psychometric tests as experts raise fears about clergy narcissism

The Church of England could administer personality tests for trainee priests amid fears it appoints too many narcissists.<p>The Church is examining ways to analyse the personalities of new priests to in an effort to understand the types of people it is attracting.<p>New tests set to be considered by …

Church of England

How to Stop Narcissists from Talking about Themselves

Having a conversation with people high in narcissism can be a true test of your social adroitness. With their steady stream of highly self-referenced …

Psychology

My Health Record: Your questions answered on cybersecurity, police and privacy - Science News - ABC News

Every Australian will soon have a My Health Record — an online summary of their health information — unless they opt out over the next three …

Digital Health

Florida Man Jailed for Failing to Unlock His Phone

What started as a routine traffic stop has quickly escalated into a civil rights case in a Florida courtroom after a man was put behind bars this …

Crime

All Ears: Always-On Listening Devices Could Soon Be Everywhere

Tiny microphones are moving us toward a world where all gadgets can respond to a voice command<p>If every tree falling in every forest might soon be heard by an internet-connected microphone, what hope is there for our privacy?<p>Already when you’re sitting in a room with an iPhone, an Apple Watch and a …

Amazon Echo

Scientists Have Found 10 New Cancer Risk Genes; All You Need To Know About Genetics And Cancer

Genetics and cancer: With the help of data which was available publically, researchers have been able to identify 10 new genes which are predisposed …

Cancer

Widow of union official led 'high-flying lifestyle' on cash meant to train autoworkers: prosecutor

The wife of a late United Auto Workers union official received an 18-month prison sentence Friday as part of a federal corruption investigation at a training center run by the union and automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.<p>Monica Morgan, 55, will also serve a year of supervised release and pay a …

Corruption

The Supreme Court Won’t Stop Executive Overreach

For U.S. businesses worried about overreach by the executive branch, Judge Kavanaugh would be a mixed blessing<p>What business cares about most when it comes to the Supreme Court is checking the “administrative state,” the sprawling apparatus of agencies and civil servants that oversees everything …

U.S. Supreme Court

On the role of ocular torsion in binocular visual matching

Article |<p>Open | Published: 13 July 2018<p>Bernhard J. M. Hess<p><i>Scientific Reports</i><b>volume 8</b>, Article number: 10666 (2018) | Download …

Neurology

Slime Molds Remember—But Do They Learn?

Slime molds are among the world’s strangest organisms. Long mistaken for fungi, they are now classed as a type of amoeba. As single-celled organisms, …

Biology

This Technology Release Promises to Be an Experience Like No Other

AT&T has partnered with Magic Leap, the elusive augmented reality company, which signals great news for tech enthusiasts.<p>When was the last time you had an experience blow your mind?<p>Was it a movie? A roller coaster? A theater experience?<p>For me, it was a recent visit to a full virtual reality (VR) …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft's HoloLens evolves in shadows as Apple's ARKit makes leaps in limelight

Augmented reality (AR) has been embraced as the next step in personal computing's evolution. Leading tech companies are approaching this industry …

Augmented Reality