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Feelings of Failure, Not Violent Content, Foster Aggression in Video Gamers

The disturbing imagery or violent storylines of videos games like World of Warcraft or Grand Theft Auto are often accused of fostering feelings of...

X-rays film inside live flying insects — in 3D

Scientists have used a particle accelerator to obtain high-speed 3D X-ray visualizations of the flight muscles of flies. The team from Oxford University, Imperial College,...

Designing robots that can keep secrets

Humanoid robots are not just the stuff of science fiction: these computing devices are likely to be walking around our streets in the next...
Fish oil could treat nerve damage

Omega-3 in diet associated with better sleep

A randomised placebo-controlled study by the University of Oxford suggests that higher levels of omega-3 DHA, the group of long-chain fatty acids found in...

Tripling tobacco taxes would avoid 200 million tobacco deaths

Tripling taxes on cigarettes around the world would reduce the number of smokers by one-third and prevent 200 million premature deaths from lung cancer...

Kissing helps us find the right partner – and keep them

What's in a kiss? A study by Oxford University researchers suggests kissing helps us size up potential partners and, once in a relationship, may...

Study reveals new insight into how Cheetahs catch their prey

A new research study has revealed that the cheetah, the world's fastest land animal, matches and may even anticipate the escape tactics of different...
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Learning a new language alters brain development

The age at which children learn a second language can have a significant bearing on the structure of their adult brain, according to a...

Tiny ocean plants use turbulence for travel to social gatherings

Tiny ocean plants, or phytoplankton, were long thought to be passive drifters in the sea — unable to defy even the weakest currents, or...

Treating sleep problems important for schizophrenics

A study of schizophrenia patients has found profound disruptions in their sleep patterns, with half also having irregular body clocks that are out of...

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