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The World Looks Bigger Through A Virtual Child's Eyes

A virtual reality experiment that put adults in a virtual 4-year-old's body found changes in perception.<p>To a four-year-old, the world is a pretty big place. Once we grow up, the playgrounds and classrooms of our childhood no longer seem as towering as they appear in our memories. The childish …

Decapitated Worms Regrow Heads, Keep Old Memories

<b>In French Revolution-style, researchers decapitated flatworms—then did something that would give even Madam Defarge the creeps.</b><p>The scientists let the worms’ heads grow back and found that their memories returned along with the new noggins, according to a new study in the <i>Journal of Experimental</i> …

Scans Of Sex Addicts' Brains Call Diagnosis Into Question

In a new study, "hypersexual" brains don't respond to sexual images the same way that drug addicts' brains respond to images of drugs.<p>Though it's a popular excuse for celebrity infidelity, there's some debate over whether sex addiction actually exists. The latest edition of the psychiatrist's …

Intelligent knife tested on cancer patients in London hospitals

An intelligent knife that knows when it is cutting through cancerous tissue is being tested in three London hospitals.<p>Experts believe the wand-like …

Down's syndrome cells 'fixed' in first step towards chromosome therapy

Scientists have corrected the genetic fault that causes Down's syndrome – albeit in isolated cells – raising the prospect of a radical therapy for …

Scientists report newly discovered horned dinosaur unearthed in Utah | Reuters

(Reuters) - A big-nosed dinosaur that may have used its impressive horns as a mate magnet and to ward off competitors has been unearthed in a fossil-rich deposit in southern Utah, scientists said on Wednesday.<p>The novel species, Nasutoceratops or “big-nose horned face,” is the only known member of a …