Odd Childhood Trait Linked To Psychopathy In Men

Odd Childhood Trait Linked To Psychopathy In Men

Are you father or mother to a mischievous son? Have you ever wondered if his disregard towards you and others is something more than just childhood or teenage mayhem? Well, you may be right: a new study in the journal Current Biology suggests that there’s a way to tell if your son will develop psychopathic…

This Is The Henchest Kangaroo We Have Ever Seen

This Is The Henchest Kangaroo We Have Ever Seen

When you think of a kangaroo, you probably imagine a cute, fluffy animal hopping across the Australian outback. Maybe it has a little roo in its pouch. Well, in that case, you’ll be in for a surprise when you see a picture of this monster of a buck. At 6 feet 5 inches and weighing…

Almost 80% Of Schizophrenia Risk Is Down To Just One Factor

Almost 80% Of Schizophrenia Risk Is Down To Just One Factor

Schizophrenia, a type of psychosis, is something that can be as debilitating as it’s poorly understood. At present, it’s uncertain how much of it is down to genetics, and how much is down to environmental factors. A new study, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, has now claimed that nearly 80 percent of the risk…

China's First Space Station Will Fall To Earth Within A Few Months

China's First Space Station Will Fall To Earth Within A Few Months

China’s first space station, Tiangong-1, is doomed to plummet into Earth’s atmosphere within the coming months. Tiangong-1, which means “The Heavenly Palace”, was launched into orbit back in 2011. This relatively small 10.3-meter-long (34-foot-long) space station was China’s first space-laboratory module, making it a major milestone in their drive to become a science superpower. However, after fulfilling its…

Magic Mushroom Compound Psilocybin Could "Reset" The Brains Of Depressed People

Magic Mushroom Compound Psilocybin Could "Reset" The Brains Of Depressed People

Researchers from Imperial College London have found evidence that suggests that psilocybin, the psychoactive compound of magic mushrooms, might be useful in treating depression. The study, published in Scientific Reports, focused on 19 patients, all of which experienced treatment-resistant depression. Each patient showed less depressive symptoms at the one week post-treatment mark. While the findings are exciting, this is a very…

Japan and America Are About To Have A Giant Robot Fight

Japan and America Are About To Have A Giant Robot Fight

The US and Japan are about to engage in a giant robot fight, and you’re all invited to watch. No, we’re not kidding, although if you’re thinking on the scale of Pacific Rim or anime shows like Evangelion or Gundam, you might need to revise your expectations a little. Billed as the “world’s first giant…

This Weird Shape-Shifting 3D Material Is Inspired By Octopus Skin

This Weird Shape-Shifting 3D Material Is Inspired By Octopus Skin

Scientists have created a material that mimics the characteristics of octopus skin, which could have numerous uses in materials research. The study was led by Cornell University, and published in Science. Engineers created a stretchable surface with a programmable 3D texture, allowing it to “camouflage” just like an octopus or cuttlefish. The material starts out…