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New evidence shows when obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) becomes severe, deep brain stimulation (DBS) may help patients.
Dr Nathalie Fontaine, speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Washington DC this week, argued that children as young as four years of age exhibited â€œcallous unemotional traitsâ€ such as lack of guilt and empathy that could suggest future criminal behavior.
Food shortages sparked by climate change are causing southern Europe to see a sharp increase in migrants from Africa.
Researchers defended animal testing at a recent AAAS meeting, saying that not doing animal research would be unethical and cost human lives.
An assessment report to be released this week by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization shows that reducing emissions of two common air pollutants -- black carbon and gases integral to the production of ground-level ozone -- could slow the rate of climate change markedly over the next half-century.
A group of chemical compounds used by a species of tropical seaweed to ward off fungus attacks may have promising antimalarial properties for humans.
Experts are warning of solar storms that could thrust our planet into chaos by disrupting computer activity and telecommunication systems on an international scale.
Researchers at the University of Michigan and Penn State University have been studying a species of shape-changing plant that they believe can help them develop a new breed of structures that can twist, turn, bend, stiffen, and otherwise adapt to their environments.
Once regarded as the stuff of science fiction, antimatterâ€”the mirror image of the ordinary matter in our observable universeâ€”is now the focus of laboratory studies around the world.
Seven billion: that is the estimated number of people the United Nations predicts will be alive on the planet this year, and climbing to a possible nine billion by 2050.
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