Researchers claim to identify risk-factors for video game addicts

New research from the University of Missouri indicates escapism, social interaction and rewards fuel problematic video-game use among “very casual” to “hardcore” adult gamers. Understanding individual motives that contribute to unhealthy game play could help counselors identify and treat individuals addicted to video games.

Smartphone app tracks battlefield targets

New software takes advantage of smartphones’ GPS and imaging abilities to pinpoint the location of distant objects as well as monitoring their speed and direction.

Sex-starved fruit flies turn to drink

Sensitive little beggars, fruit flies - they take it hard when they're unlucky in love, and hit the bottle.

Babies born knowing physics

"We believe that infants are born with expectations about the objects around them, even though that knowledge is a skill that’s never been taught."

Violent games desensitize the brain

Violent video games could be creating a generation of aggressive teenagers, new research indicates.

Odds are against ESP, say researchers - though their numbers say a bit different

Back in November, Cornell psychologist Daniel Bem published a study which appeared to show that extra-sensory perception (ESP) was a real phenomenon.

Professor develops simple cancer test

A University of Missouri professor has developed a device that could test for some cancers as easily as a pregnancy test.