Toddlers Headed For Jail
The seeds of criminal and anti-social behaviour can be found in children as young as three, scientists say. But can we help keep them on the straight and narrow?
The seeds of criminal and anti-social behaviour can be found in children as young as three, scientists say, and by predicting which children have the potential to be trouble, treatments could be introduced to keep them on the straight and narrow. British criminologist Adrian Raine says that abnormal physical brain make-up could be a cause of criminality, as well as helping to predict it. Therapy could include counselling to counteract innate behavioural problems and boosting the brain with drugs or foods rich in Omega 3. Dr Raine acknowledged the ethical implications of treating children before they had done anything wrong, but argued that "biological" causes of crime could not be ignored.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Two massive clouds of dust in orbit around the Earth have been discussed for years and finally proven to exist.
- Hungarian astronomers have proven the existence of two "pseudo-satellites" in orbit around the earth.
- These dust clouds were first discovered in the sixties, but are so difficult to spot that scientists have debated their existence since then.
- The findings may be used to decide where to put satellites in the future and will have to be considered when interplanetary space missions are undertaken.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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