May 1, 2016

Worsening depression may be early symptom of dementia

People over 54 who suffer from steadily worsening depression may run a higher risk of developing dementia, according to research published Saturday, and it may be an early symptom. One-time or recurring types of depression do not appear to pose a similar threat. “Only ...

Apr 22, 2016

Man pleads guilty over yoga altercation on airplane

A tourist accused of becoming violent because he couldn’t do yoga on a plane pleaded guilty Thursday to interfering with a flight crew. As part of a plea deal, Hyongtae Pae is expected to be sentenced to time served, which was about 12 days, ...

Apr 14, 2016

Intuition helps humans beat computers in thorny physics game

Computers may have us beat at chess and checkers, but new research suggests our brains still have an edge when it comes to solving certain tricky problems thanks to a very human trait: intuition. Scientists in Denmark have found that people who played a ...

Apr 12, 2016

Brain scans show how LSD mimics mind of a baby

Scientists have for the first time scanned the brains of people using LSD and found the psychedelic drug frees the brain to become less compartmentalized and more like the mind of a baby. A research team led by scientists at Imperial College London said ...

Man scales cliff to propose to girlfriend, needs helicopter rescue

Apr 8, 2016

Man scales cliff to propose to girlfriend, needs helicopter rescue

As marriage proposals go, Michael Banks’ was a cliff-hanger. Banks, 27, scaled 600-foot Morro Rock just off California’s Central Coast early Thursday morning to propose to his girlfriend, who was watching via FaceTime video. The good news: Banks’ girlfriend said yes, according to Morro ...

Mar 31, 2016

Man arrested after doing yoga, meditating on airplane: FBI

A Japan-bound airplane returned to Hawaii because of a violent South Korean passenger who wanted to do yoga instead of sit in his seat, the FBI said. The pilot of the March 26 United Airlines flight from Honolulu International Airport to Narita International Airport ...

Mar 25, 2016

Seattle tree-sitter booked into jail

A man who transfixed Seattle and the Internet by perching near the top of an 80-foot (24-meter) tree in the city for more than a day has been booked into jail for investigation of malicious mischief. Seattle police on Thursday identified the man as ...

Germanwings crash report: New rules needed for pilot health issues

Mar 14, 2016

Germanwings crash report: New rules needed for pilot health issues

Seeking to ensure that suicidal pilots can’t crash their jets, French authorities investigating last year’s Germanwings crash are urging new reporting requirements for doctors treating pilots, and new measures to keep pilots from hiding mental health issues. The recommendations are delicate. The investigators from ...

Mar 11, 2016

Gender stereotypes stubbornly unchanged over 30 years, U.S. study says

Stereotypes about men and women in the United States are largely unchanged from 30 years ago, a new study shows, in findings that researchers said could be reflected in this year’s presidential election. Presumptions about personality traits, occupations, behavior and physical characteristics remained consistent ...