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Technology fuels and amplifies people’s morbid attraction to tragedies



Technology fuels and amplifies people’s morbid attraction to tragedies



People are instinctively drawn to human tragedy. Many of us read about it in books or newspapers, or head to the cinema, popcorn underarm, and watch from the comfort of an armchair as it appears as an onscreen spectacle. However, more [read more]

Swedish firm trials innovative chip implant, but is it really useful and to whom?

Swedish firm trials innovative chip implant, but is it really useful and to whom?

Today, emerging technologies enter and impact upon our daily lives at such a speed that the limits of what is possible seem too distant for most laypeople to consider. In turn, our ability to understand them and recognise their inherent [read more]

Earth-like planets discovered by NASA

Earth-like planets discovered by NASA

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has discovered eight new worlds beyond our solar system, marking the 1000th such finding from its mission. In a statement, the Kepler mission team confirmed they had also added another 554 candidates to [read more]

Apple’s poor working conditions exposed by BBC Panorama

Apple’s poor working conditions exposed by BBC Panorama

Unfavourable working conditions in Chinese factories supplying Apple products have once again been exposed in a BBC Panorama investigation aired yesterday. The undercover team secretly filmed the abysmal work environment on the iPhone 6 [read more]

NASA to attempt second launch after yesterday’s aborted flight

NASA to attempt second launch after yesterday’s aborted flight

NASA will attempt a second launch of its Orion deep-space capsule later today. This comes after yesterday’s planned flight was aborted due to bad weather conditions, security issues and technical faults with the mission’s Delta IV [read more]

UK scientists discover brain’s weakest link for Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

UK scientists discover brain’s weakest link for Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

Researchers at Oxford University have found a specific network of human brain regions that are more vulnerable to unhealthy ageing and are at the root of disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia in elderly and young [read more]

Researchers design gecko-inspired Spider-Man gloves to climb glass

Researchers design gecko-inspired Spider-Man gloves to climb glass

Researchers at Stanford University have developed gloves which allow humans to scale surfaces such as glass, plastic, wood, and painted metal. The scientists studied the adhesive feet of Tokay geckos to develop non-sticky grip for the [read more]

Smartphone gaming: taking the market by storm

Smartphone gaming: taking the market by storm

Mobile and tablet gaming has changed the industry almost unrecognisably over the past few years. Games now account for almost 75 percent of all app purchases, making them the most popular thing on smartphones. From Angry Birds to Roulette, [read more]

Shift work can dull your brain research finds

Shift work can dull your brain research finds

A recent study has illuminated the effects of shift work on the brain; shift work is defined as an employment practice that requires employees to work around the clock. Shift workers will have their work patterns divided amongst work [read more]

Body clock linked to how drugs work, study finds

Body clock linked to how drugs work, study finds

A team of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have provided important clues about how the role of timing may influence the way drugs work in the body. By monitoring the function of cells in 12 tissues in mice, they found vast [read more]

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