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Why do we spare civilians in war?

Neither compassion nor charity were the reasons why Western soldiers spared enemy civilians in war, new Danish research shows.

Mutations in noncoding DNA also cause cancer

New discovery could lead to novel field of study within cancer research.

Tests for pelvic joint pain not reliable at all

Some pregnant women are more sensitive to pain than others and end up being wrongly treated for pelvic joint pain, study shows.

Biofuel breakthrough: scientists use GMO yeast to produce fuel

Gene manipulated yeast cells makes biofuel production faster and cheaper. It's big, says scientist.

Blind people have four times more nightmares than sighted people

New study provides insight into what blind people dream about and why we have nightmares.

DNA copies reveal how healthy you are

The number of DNA copies left in our bodies reveal how our mental and physical heath will decline, study shows.

Bringing your computer to bed can wreck your next day at work

A new thesis from Roskilde University shows that reading work-related emails in bed disturbs your work the day after.

Scientists are getting closer to the origins of prostate cancer

New study uncovers even more genetic flaws that increase risk of prostate cancer.

American forest fires are melting the ice on Greenland

Forest fires are covering the ice sheets with black particles that make the ice melt faster.

Psychiatrists are trying to change the way we diagnose depression

Imprecise depression diagnoses result in far too many people being prescribed antidepressants. A new research project aims to change this.

Get a better life: say no

Say NO. Focus on the negative aspects. Repress your emotions. That kind of advice probably does not sound right to a lot of people, but it’s a better idea than following fanatically positive, self-help books, concludes a professor of psychology.