A brief passage from a recent UN report describes what could be the first-known case of an autonomous weapon, powered by artificial intelligence, killing in the battlefield.
A recent study used fMRI to compare the brains of psychopathic criminals with a group of 100 well-functioning individuals, finding striking similarities.
The world's 10 most affected countries are spending up to 59% of their GDP on the effects of violence.
"Large-scale indiscriminate killing is a horror that is not just a feature of the modern and historic periods, but was also a significant process in pre-state societies," the researchers wrote.
How different people react to threats of violence.
A new study shows that beauty standards affect whether or not accusers are believed.
A large-scale meta-analysis aims to disprove the notion that pornography consumption causes sexual aggression and violence.
To war is human – and Neanderthals were very like us.
What responsibility should government authorities and Big Tech take in policing the spread of sedition-oriented content?
By projecting lifetime risk, an alarming new medical study centers the human lives that will be lost due to gun violence and drug addiction in the United States.
A man's skeleton, found facedown with his hands bound, was unearthed near an ancient ceremonial circle during a high speed rail excavation project.
The banality-of-evil thesis was a flashpoint for controversy.
Can researchers use data science to accurately predict the future?
Over 800 prisoners in Texas relate their experiences.
Can our bodies tell the difference between recorded violence and real life danger?
So why should we keep using them?
A second step is to determine where violence concentrates and who is most at risk.
In Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the concept of coupling.
Researchers measured high- and low-adversity participants' feelings of compassion.