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For all but the shyest of wallflowers, moving to music is a natural human response. But what is it about a catchy tune that makes us groove? Scientists think they've figured out at least part of the recipe: just the right mix of regular rhythms and unexpected beats.
Kent Kiehl has been interviewing psychopaths for more than 20 years. More recently he's acquired a mobile MRI scanner and permission to scan the brains of New Mexico state prison inmates. He talked with WIRED about what's different in the brains of psychopaths and why he views psychopathy as a preventable mental disorder.
Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.
A crucible of bright stars illuminates a nebula in glowing red hydrogen that would normally be too faint for the human eye to see
Information about who suspects call and when is helping police work out who is linked to which crimes and even their place in the criminal hierarchy
In Snakes, Sunrises, and Shakespeare, evolutionary psychology pioneer Gordon H. Orians traces the roots of today's human quirks in the minds of our ancestors
The lead scientist behind a revolutionary method to turn adult cells into stem cells has been found guilty of misconduct, but insists the mistakes were unintentional
A veteran balloonist is among those who want to use solar updraft towers to generate power, but funding has been elusive.
A new study reveals that East African honeybees are resistant to the pathogens blamed for colony collapses elsewhere.
Chimpanzees choose tree branches that give them the most firm, stable, and comfortable place to sleep, a new study says.
Tiny robots that work together like ants could lead to a new way to manufacture complex structures and electronics.
You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.
A wireless industry trade group says a free preloaded or downloaded anti-theft tool will be installed on phones sold in the US after July 2015, allowing the owner to disable the device remotely if it gets stolen. Bigad Shaban reports.
Video footage of the carnivorous sponges gives researchers insight into how they survive
Thermal imaging helps researchers uncover a 1,000-year-old village
Malnourished "Hoppie" is being nursed back to health after being found wandering in California's San Luis National Wildlife Refuge
You've swum with dolphins, ridden camels, stalked tigers. Now, try taking a memory test with a chimp — and losing. It's fun, humbling and mind-boggling.
A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
The Sichuan peppercorn that makes our mouths tingle activates the same neurons as when our foot falls asleep. Scientists are hoping the connection unlocks clues for how to turn those neurons off.
Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
A South African carpenter lost his fingers in an accident -- now he's making mechanical fingers and hands for others.
Streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands are replaced by glow in the dark road markings in a pilot project.
A wild male marmoset is filmed embracing and caring for his dying female partner.
A playfully named subatomic particle is confirmed, and beats rivals Bert and Ernie in terms of energy. Next step: to find a cluster of space neutrinos
It's too late to avoid dangerous climate change just by switching to renewable energy, so we will also have to pull the greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere
A neuroscientist and a musician explain how they built the Brain Stethoscope, which is both brain scanner and musical instrument
As part of its next cargo delivery run, commercial spaceflight's darling will try out rocket legs that may help lower spacecraft costs by a factor of 100
Museum staff will ditch the bubble wrap in favor of custom-molded plaster cradles when shipping a Tyrannosaurus rex to Washington, D.C.