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A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

He believed he could make the two groups sworn enemies via a series of well-timed 'frustration exercises'<p>All the boys I spoke to had an uneasy feeling about this experience. It has troubled people Author Gina Perry<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods outside Middle Grove, New York state, three …

Psychology

Why Scientists Are Battling Over Pleasure

A battle over pleasure has broken out. On Twitter and in the pages of scientific journals, psychologists, neurologists and neuroscientists are forging alliances over the question of whether pleasure we get from art is somehow different from the pleasure we get from candy, sex or drugs.<p>The debate …

Sexual Health

A Twist in Our Sexual Encounters With Other Ancient Humans

A new study suggests that early humans mated with the mysterious Denisovans in two separate waves.<p>Around 41,000 years ago, a young woman died in a cold cave, high up in Siberia’s Altai Mountains. Scientists uncovered one of her pinky bones in 2008. From it, they extracted her DNA. And from that, …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Here's How The Voice in Your Head Tricks Your Brain Into Thinking It's Real

Fascinating.<p>Our brain considers talking to ourselves in our minds very similar to talking to other people, according to new research, and that could …

The Brain

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

Horror

New 'Rick And Morty' Short Reminds Us To Be Thankful For What We Have

For example, NEW "Rick and Morty" content.<p>Season 3 of “Rick and Morty” ended nearly two months ago, but it feels like we’ve been without it for years. That feeling of deprivation is over though, friend.<p>This week, Adult Swim posted a previously unreleased clip, exploring the heartfelt and touching …

Hellbender Salamander is the Closest Thing We Have to STRANGER THINGS’ Dart

<b>Warning: The following article contains major Stranger Things 2 spoilers. If you haven’t finished the season, you may want to make like you just</b> …

Detroit police brawl after ‘embarrassing’ raid of drug house filled with undercover officers

Body cam video released by the Detroit Police Department captured the tense moments as uniformed officers raided a home filled with undercover cops …

Five ways Asian countries are pushing ahead in health technology

Despite being home to more than half the world’s population and some of its most dynamic economies, Asia hasn’t traditionally been at the forefront …

Scientists implant tiny human brains into rats, spark ethical debate

After several labs successfully implanted human brain organoids into rats, many scientists are questioning the ethical implications of the experiment, STAT News reports.<p>Nearly four years ago, scientists in Vienna discovered that they could create organoids – lentil-sized blobs of human brain tissue …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Top Canadian court rejects indigenous case against new ski resort

Canada’s highest court has given developers the green light to build a 6,250-bed ski resort on land considered sacred by an indigenous community in British Columbia, in a landmark court case that pitted religious rights against the controversial project.<p>The case centred around a proposal for a …

Canada

Humans Were Not Smarter Than Neanderthals, We Simply Outlasted Them

Their fate could have been ours.<p>By the standards of the Paleolithic age, members of <i>Homo neanderthalensis</i> were the height of sophistication.<p>These …

Extremely Rare Case in US as Woman Gets Pregnant While Already Pregnant

1 woman. 2 babies. 4 parents.<p>An extremely rare case of a woman becoming pregnant while already pregnant has occurred in the US, with a mother …

Pregnancy

In Blade Runner 2049, can a relationship with a hologram be meaningful?

‘We are defined by what we love’<p>In conventional love stories, boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, girl falls for boy, and some pivotal plot point happens. Unless there’s a sequel, we assume that afterward, they live happily and inconsequentially ever after. But, what if in the future, it’s boy</i> …

13 Incredible Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn at High School

Science just gets better.<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

Christie Blatchford: Toronto school board declares war on ‘chief’ and all sense

If there were any doubt, there is no more: Canada is the stupidest country ever.The evidence, already all around, is now irrefutable.The Toronto …

McLaren has made a bionic suit with F1 tech

The F1 team made a bespoke armour plate for an ageing billionaire customer<p>McLaren might be known for building Formula 1 cars, but it’s just made a …

Carbon Fiber

A “fourth-generation” DNA base editor could replace CRISPR/Cas9

by Brad Bergan September 4, 2017 Future Society 14075<p>CRISPR: The Next Generation<p>The latest news in genetic science has been dominated by the …

Genetics

We should never have told people to start taking vitamins, and new research linking one type to cancer shows why

Not so fast. A growing body of research— including a study published August 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology— suggests that some supplements can carry real health risks. These risks range from vomiting and nausea to an increased risk of cancer and death.<p>Epidemiologists at two American cancer …

Why do cephalopods produce ink? And what's ink made of, anyway?

Cephalopods such as octopuses and squid have been known for their ink since antiquity. But what do we know about the evolution of ink and inking?<p>Cephalopods, the group of molluscs that includes octopuses, cuttlefish, squids, ammonites, nautiluses and belemnites, are a weird bunch. Not only are they …

Zoology

Best Underwater Gadgets to Experience the Ocean Like Never Before

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your diving gear, impress your friends with a brand new water toy, or capture perfect photos and videos of sea …

Teen charged in London acid attacks as U.K. plans crackdown

British police have charged a teenager with a spate of London acid attacks, as authorities considered whether tougher sentences would curb a spike in …

From doll brothels to ‘robotic rape,’ the rise of sex robots raises ethical and legal dilemmas

<b>By Sarah Knapton</b><p>Sex robots could soon be used to keep the elderly company in care homes and help couples enjoy long distance sexual relationships, …

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

Quantum Physics

A Powerful Energy Beam in Space Seems to Exceed the Speed of Light

A Fascinating Cosmic Q-Tip<p>In the Galaxy M87 (which was created when two other galaxies merged), a jet of hot plasma — caused by gas being sucked into …

These Fort McMurray cockatiels ‘fell in love’ at Sherwood Park bird shelter

Janine Couture remembers the first Fort McMurray evacuees that arrived at her bird shelter. It was a few days after the northern evacuation had …

A New "CRISPR Pill" Makes Bacteria Destroy Its Own DNA

Targeted and Edible<p>As antibiotic resistance continues to grow, scientists are desperately trying to figure out how to best fight bacterium like</i> …