Psychology & Psychiatry

In fiction, we remember the deaths that make us sad

People may cheer the demise of evil villains in fiction, but the deaths we most remember are the meaningful and sad endings of the characters we loved, research suggests.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Preschool children can't see the mountains for the cat

Imagine seeing an image of a cat in front of a wide scene of mountains and being told just to remember the mountains if you saw them in a later picture. As an adult, that's not hard to do.

Genetics

First US murder trial using DNA, family tree evidence

A truck driver implicated by his DNA and family tree in a double murder more than 30 years after the crime will face trial this week in the first case using a revolutionary investigative technique.

Neuroscience

Room for thought: Brain region that watches for walls identified

To move through the world, you need a sense of your surroundings, especially of the constraints that restrict your movement: the walls, ceiling and other barriers that define the geometry of the navigable space around you. ...

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