Changes in language patterns reveal body’s hidden response to stress

Subtleties in the language people use may reveal physiological stress. Psychologists found that tracking certain words used by volunteers in randomly collected audio clips reflected stress-related changes in their gene expression. The speech patterns predicted those physiological changes more accurately than speakers’ own ratings of their stress levels. The research, which is published on 6 […]

New map reveals ‘significant rates of motion’ that suggest Scottish landmass is ‘on the move’- could lead to higher risk of earthquakes

A first land motion map has been created showing movement across Scotland. Created using hundreds of satellite radar images of the country, the map covers movement over a two-year period from 2015 to 2017. It shows that small but significant rates of land motion are occurring across almost the entire landscape of Scotland, especially in […]

Israeli official: American Jews have ‘lost it’ & ‘threaten Israel by their indifference’

A leading diplomat in the Israeli government says that “American Jews are losing it bigtime” and threatening the existence of world Jewry, given their “80 percent” assimilation rate and growing indifference to Israel. Tzipi Hotovely, deputy minister of foreign affairs under Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Sunday in Washington: I think for me the only way […]

Deep 6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 struck the mainland of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday morning, seismologists and residents said, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. The earthquake, which struck at 7:26 a.m. local time on Wednesday, was centered about 67 kilometers (42 miles) southwest of Angoram, […]

Bumbling Boris Johnson phones Iran after his stupidity could land UK citizen extra 5 years in prison

It promises to be his most important telephone call ever as Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson battles to save his political career – as well as a British woman from spending five more years in an Iranian prison. Boris Johnson, the UK’s gaffe-prone foreign secretary, has called his Iranian counterpart to explain his comments surrounding […]

Robots becoming alarmingly better at human tasks (VIDEOS)

Robots are upping their game when it comes to performing basic human tasks. However, if test footage is anything to go by, it’s still a long way before we see the doomsday AI scenario mooted by some experts. Recent video from the Robotics Systems Lab shows its robot, ANYmal, summoning an elevator – the latest […]

Remember Remember… why we don’t need them!

You’ve heard the story about the ‘Catholic terrorist’ Guido Fawkes and the English parliament. You know what they did to him when he was ratted out by informers. And unless you’ve been living under a rock these past years, you’ve heard about V for Vendetta, the Wachowski siblings’ movie adaptation of Alan Moore’s comic book […]