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  • Nov 24, 2014
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No pain, no gain. People who gladly underwent electric shocks for cash in an experiment were more willing to sacrifice money to reduce others' pain than they were to reduce their own.

23 Nov 2014 - 8:40am

Handling stress could make your children better at dealing with their own problems, research reveals.

23 Nov 2014 - 6:05am

A recent study is here to tell you that your birth control might be making your boyfriend ugly. More specifically, the science suggests that a woman taking the pill when she meets her boyfriend...

23 Nov 2014 - 6:05am

Scientists at the world's largest smasher have discovered two new subatomic particles that could widen our understanding of the universe.

23 Nov 2014 - 6:05am

Hackers have accessed household webcams, baby monitors and CCTV cameras with footage appearing online on a website in Russia, Britain's privacy watchdog has warned.

23 Nov 2014 - 6:05am

Aspiring superheroes may soon be able to climb like Spider-Man. Scientists working with the US military have developed a material that enables a human to scale a vertical glass wall.

21 Nov 2014 - 4:16am

Its horrors aren't to be taken lightly: the obsession, the addiction, the wasted months, the sleepless nights as you strategically weigh up transfers and tactics. And finally, that tear-strewn,...

22 Nov 2014 - 11:21pm


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Hongkongers born after 1980 are far more likely to use smartphones and tablets to connect to the internet than their counterparts in Britain and the United States, a survey has found.

19 Nov 2014 - 9:04am

Shares in LinkedIn dived as talk spread of plans by Facebook to step into its turf with a version of the leading social network tailored for the business world.

19 Nov 2014 - 3:59am

Smartphone app Snapchat has started letting users in the United States send money to friends by simply typing dollar amounts into new "Snapcash" messages.

19 Nov 2014 - 6:49am

Chinese babies adopted across international borders may not remember the language they heard in their first days, but the words leave a lasting mark on their brains, which respond to Chinese tones...

19 Nov 2014 - 4:45am

Banks on the mainland are testing an advanced surveillance camera technology that could be installed at key sites including Tiananmen Square and Beijing airport, according to the start-up company...

17 Nov 2014 - 8:53am

Can a wasp feed the world? It can help. If its larvae are nurtured near millet fields where a devastating moth steals harvests from the field, they can grow to become predators that destroy the...

16 Nov 2014 - 6:05am

Don't expect the landmark US-China climate change agreement to nudge the world's rising thermostat downward much on its own, scientists say.

16 Nov 2014 - 6:05am

YouTube is taking on Spotify with a new streaming music service called YouTube Music Key.

16 Nov 2014 - 6:05am

Archaeologists picking through latrines, sewers, cesspits and rubbish dumps at Pompeii and Herculaneum have found tantalising clues to an apparently varied diet there before the eruption of Mount...

16 Nov 2014 - 6:05am

New DNA sequencing technologies have greatly expanded knowledge of the human microbiome, yet a team of researchers now argues that many studies may be flawed because of contamination.

16 Nov 2014 - 6:05am

When the mere mention of a game franchise inspires mass hysteria, the temptation is to shift things down gear and cruise along on past innovations, safe in the knowledge the game will sell...

15 Nov 2014 - 8:16pm

How do some people live past 110 years old? Is it superior genes, clean living, good luck or some combination of those?

14 Nov 2014 - 5:17am

Microsoft has patched a critical bug affecting Windows that researchers say could potentially allow hackers to remotely control users' machines and might have been around for almost 20 years.

14 Nov 2014 - 4:35am

Body modifications may be the next evolutionary step. From night-vision contact lenses and prosthetic "digital eyes", to 3D-printed skulls, implanted cameras, and brainwave sensors, we're about to...

13 Nov 2014 - 4:42pm

Users of iPhones are facing further hacking attacks as cybercriminals bid to steal banking and email information, cybersecurity firm FireEye has warned.

12 Nov 2014 - 3:49am

It may not surprise cat owners, but researchers have discovered that the genome of the domestic tabby differs only slightly from that of wild cats.

12 Nov 2014 - 4:29am

Dr Matt Taylor is in charge of the science being done by the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to put a lander called Philae on a comet for the first time and hopefully reveal secrets about...

9 Nov 2014 - 5:20am

The word "geek" has become ubiquitous in the discussion about education and diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths - or STEM for short.

9 Nov 2014 - 5:20am

In snakes and reptiles, the genitals grow to mimic leg buds - producing twin organs. In humans, the genitals grow to mimic a tail bud - so the penis is a single structure.

9 Nov 2014 - 5:20am

French scientists have found the genetic mechanism for a "spontaneous cure" in two HIV-infected men, proposing a new strategy for combating Aids even as other experts urged caution.

9 Nov 2014 - 5:20am


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