Chimps are natural-born killers, say scientists

Sep 18, 2014

Chimps are natural-born killers, say scientists

Chimpanzees can be lethally violent to each other, and a study released Wednesday says this stems from an inherent streak and not, as some have suggested, from human interference. Zoologists, led by the famed Jane Goodall, have speculated for years on the causes of ...

Sep 5, 2014

'Telepathy' experiment sends first mental message

For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, who were far apart in India and France. Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be ...

Duo with mental disabilities freed after 30 years in U.S. prison

Sep 3, 2014

Duo with mental disabilities freed after 30 years in U.S. prison

Two mentally impaired half-brothers were freed Tuesday after serving three decades in a U.S. prison for the rape and murder of a child that they did not commit. A judge in Robeson County said that Henry Lee McCollum, 50, North Carolina state’s longest-serving death-row ...

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Jul 27, 2014

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick. Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away. Already, the new ...