There’s hope for narcissistic teens
They’ll probably grow out of it, like the rest of us.
It’s common for people “of a certain age” to bemoan the self-centredness of today’s teenagers, but they do tend to gr...
Socialites not primary behavioural influencers
Research suggests it’s more likely close-knit cliques.
If you want to influence people’s behaviour, simply growing your social networks isn’t going to cut it, according to ...
Havana Syndrome just an old cold lingering?
Symptoms were real but probably not sinister, scientists argue.
The so-called Havana Syndrome was caused by emotional trauma and fear rather than something new and sinister, accordi...
An opponent on the rise can mess with your head
It’s easy to be intimidated by ‘status momentum’.
Coaches and commentators often talk about the importance of momentum in sport, and science has had its say. A 1985 p...
Blaming the driver in a ‘driverless’ car
Study suggests we cut machines some slack sometimes.
Many people worry about the concept of a “driverless car”, but a more immediate concern may be our fear about the fal...
The way your brain approaches tricky tasks
Investigating the ‘low-dimensional manifold’.
Have you ever sat down to complete your morning crossword or Sudoku and wondered about what's happening in your brain...
Half of regular ecstasy users are pill testing
The habits of illicit drug users nationally are revealed.
More than four in 10 people who regularly use ecstasy and one in 10 people who regularly inject drugs have ever teste...
Brain activity linked to longevity
Long-lived individuals have less excitable neurons.
A team led by genetics researchers from Harvard Medical School has discovered that a protein named REST helps you liv...
A better way to play the blame game
Highlighting hypocrisy reduces anti-Muslim sentiment: study.
Researchers have found an effective weapon for fighting anti-Muslim sentiment: our innate dislike of hypocrisy. It s...
Human female orgasm mystery cracked
With the help of furry friends “getting down and fluffy”.
An oversexed rabbit called Frank, aided by a veritable harem of bunnies on antidepressants, may well have cracked the...
Trump’s tweets are a matter of style
Analysis suggests they aren’t as unplanned as they appear.
The media narrative that maintains Donald Trump uses Twitter as a vehicle for spontaneous emotional outbursts, and th...
Working memory linked to road accidents
Study prompts call for routine memory testing of teenagers.
A study of young drivers in the US has found those who did worse on tests for short term “working” memory were more l...