Porn could affect men's brain size, German research hints

May 30, 2014

Porn could affect men's brain size, German research hints

Researchers have found less gray matter in the brains of men who perused large amounts of sexually explicit material. The research, which appeared Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, could not determine if pornography actually caused the brain to shrink, however, and the authors ...

May 26, 2014

Police almost thwarted killer's plot, manifesto says

A 22-year-old who killed six people in a rampage through a California college town before taking his own life said in a chilling manifesto that police nearly foiled his plot when they visited him last month. Less than a month before the attacks, Elliot ...

Massacre-fixated gunman improvised

May 26, 2014

Massacre-fixated gunman improvised

Elliot Rodger pounded on the front door of a sorority house while the young women he yearned to slaughter were inside preparing for another Friday night. The awkward 22-year-old was obsessed with exacting “retribution” for what he experienced as a lifetime of social and ...

U.S. gunman identified as Hollywood director's son

May 25, 2014

U.S. gunman identified as Hollywood director's son

A U.S. man who posted a YouTube video calmly describing how he planned to gun down young women went on a rampage shortly afterward, stabbing three people to death in his apartment before fatally shooting three others elsewhere in his beach community and crashing ...

Simplest animals may help cure brain disease

May 22, 2014

Simplest animals may help cure brain disease

A Florida scientist studying simple sea animals called comb jellies has found the road map to a new form of brain development that could lead to treatments for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. “There is more than one way to make a brain,” ...

May 12, 2014

Mild electric current sparks 'lucid dreams,' study finds

Scientists say they have used a harmless electrical current to modify sleep so that an individual has “lucid dreams,” a particularly powerful form of dreaming. The discovery, announced Sunday, provides insights into the mechanism of dreaming — an area that has fascinated thinkers for ...

Young blood rejuvenates old mice

May 5, 2014

Young blood rejuvenates old mice

Older mice got stronger, exercised longer and performed better mentally after they were injected with blood from young mice, or even just with a substance that is more abundant in younger blood, U.S. researchers have found. Someday, this may lead to a way to ...