The use of behavioral sciences in the legal realm appears to be on the rise. According to a new report, neuroscience currently plays a role in approximately five percent of murder trials in the United States.
Two months ago, 34 birds were found dead or injured on the site of the Ivanpah solar plant owned by BrightSource Energy in east San Bernardino County, California. Why are birds dropping like their winged-brethren, flies, around these plants and what can w…
China plans to drop the requirement that cosmetic products be submitted to the government for animal testing. While animal rights groups cautiously laud the proposed changes, it's far from the end of animal testing in China.
Commodities markets the world over have been hijacked by robots or, more specifically, algorithms that can scan data and trade stocks so quickly that their meat-brained creators often can't keep up with what they're doing.
If you thought the pursuit of porn has reached its peak in passivity, guess again. Developed by PornHub, PornIQ is like a healthy lover that asks us what we're in to. It's kind of like an NSFW iTunes Genius.
After the FBI seized the deep web's favorite drug market and arrested its alleged founder Ross Ulbricht last month, the online marketplace cum libertarian movement has found a new home, and we were treated to an early tour of the site.
Given that elephants are long-lived, mourn their dead, never leave their families, and are said to never forget, it shouldn't come as a surprise that disrupting their society has repercussions that can be seen for decades.
An EU-funded project is developing a network of sensors that could sniff out bomb-makers from the substances they flush into sewers. The idea is to catch people who are cooking up IEDs before they're able to use them.
Members of Mexico's drug cartels are starting to harness the power of the internet, using it to run positive PR campaigns, post selfies with their pistols, and hunt down targets by tracking their movements on social media.
In 2012, journalist Madiha Tahir traveled to northwest Pakistan to document the lives of people who live under drones. It's a place that has been riven by colonial-era frontier rules, battered by Islamic militants, and abused by the Pakistani military.
Dr. Lester Grinspoon's interest in marijuana dates back to 1967, the year he decided to research the subject sufficiently enough to convince his best friend—who just happened to be Carl Sagan—and a few other associates to stop smoking the stuff.
It sounds like a plot point in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but a group of scientists at the nonprofit Scripps Research Institute is working on erasing certain memories as a way to combat addiction.