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The Psychology Of Loving Heavy Metal

Fans of contemporary heavy metal tend to share a dislike of authority and a bit of a self-esteem problem, one study finds.<p>You can tell a lot about someone from their taste in music. Especially if they have a penchant for contemporary heavy metal. Researchers at the University of Westminster in the …

The Week in Plagues: Polio Vaccinations, Katy Perry's Biosecurity Risk, And More

Here are some links on infestations, contagions, and controls from around the web this week. Have more? Add them in the comments.<p><b>In outbreak news:</b><p>The polio outbreak in Syria has prompted a big vaccination campaign, which the BBC reports will target 20 million children in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, …

The shocking legacies of Nazi medical research

Our pick of the week from around the web, including why Hitler's victims still haunt modern science and the video game designer rewriting the rules of chess.<p>The hidden technology that makes Twitter huge<br>Paul Ford | Business Week | 7 November 2013<br>Twitter thrives for two main reasons. First, it’s …

Obstructed artery. The stenosed section of artery is represented by the break in the dark red vessel at top center

Obstructed artery. The stenosed section of artery is represented by the break in the dark red vessel at top center.

Turning to Germs in a Post-Antibiotic Era

Back in 1928, Alexander Fleming, a researcher at St. Mary’s Medical School in London discovered what would become a believed savior against the wrath of infectious diseases: antibiotics. Over the coming decades, the discovery turned into a medical marvel and eventually into an industry. …

Wellbeing: the pitfalls to avoid if you want to stay healthy

The index card<p>Science<p>The index card: Professor Paul M Stewart offers some golden rules that can help you to dodge poor health, expensive gym fees and trouble with the law<p>First published on Sun 10 Nov 2013 02.00 EST<p>Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Share via Email<p>Topics<p>Science<br>• The index card

Smart Foam In Football Helmets Measures Impact Of Each Hit

It alerts those on the sidelines when a player recieves a potentially-dangerous hit to the head.<p>On the football field, it can be easy to miss when a player suffers a concussion-level hit. The CDC estimates that between the 1.6 million and 3.8 million Americans suffer sports-related concussions …

Scared of the dentist? This is why, say neuroscientists

The whir of a dentist's drill might bring on the shakes and a racing heart, but what happens in the brain has long been a mystery.<p>Now researchers in Japan believe they are closer to an answer after scanning people's brains while playing them sounds of dental drills and suction instruments.<p>People …

The Pain Of Torture Lasts Forever

A study of Israeli veterans of the 1973 Yom Kippur War finds that torture permanently alters a person's perception of pain.<p>The pain inflicted during torture can last far beyond the actual event. Aside from the psychological ramifications, torture can cause long-term changes to the way your body …

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The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

Children of rich parents suffering increased mental health problems

The unrealistic expectations being placed on children by wealthy parents is leading to mental health problems, according to the latest research<p>The children of rich parents are put under so much pressure to succeed they are at an increased risk of suffering of mental illness, a study has …