Fergus Issac Reid

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How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

Psychology

Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …

Robots Teach Each Other How To Play Pac-Man

Next, they'll be your sensei.<p>Here's a slight improvement to drunkenly shouting over your friend's shoulder while they play a round of Pac-Man at the bar: Researchers at Washington State University have created computer programs that teach each other how to play Pac-Man.<p>In a new study, the …

Drink Review: Flavoured green tea

Green teas with a twist are now flavour of the month. Read on for what’s brewing<p>For someone so polite and elegantly dressed, Philippa Thacker makes the most extraordinary noises as she slurps and spits through the working day. The <b>Twinings</b> master blender scoops black tea on to her silver-plated …

Baby Volcanic Island Niijima Merges With Older Neighbor In Pacific Ocean (PHOTOS)

As a seafloor volcano continues to erupt in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean, a newborn island has swallowed its neighbor whole, images from space show.<p>In November 2013, a baby volcanic island rose from the sea out of a volcanic blast in the Bonin Islands about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) south …