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$2000 reward offered for catching vampires

Politicians in India have offered a $2000 reward to anyone who manages to catch a vampire. While residents of Dharampuri in Tamil Nadu have been stayi…

What’s Wrong with the Teenage Brain?

Science asks and answers the question in every parent’s mind, why are teenagers reckless? It’s due to how the teen brain interprets risks and rewards: Recent studies in the neuroscientist B.J. Casey’s lab at Cornell [...]

Does Brain Size Determine Video Game Skill?

No matter how many hours you spend playing Halo, Call of Duty or Kid Icarus, it might not be enough to make you a world class gamer. Researchers have found that people with larger nucleus accumbens outperform others when it comes to video games. Researchers from the University of Illinois, the University of Pittsburgh, and Massachusetts [...]