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Psychology

​‘Sleeping Beauty’ syndrome: British woman sleeps 22hrs per day
An extremely rare illness that causes sufferers to sleep for up to 22 hours a day has afflicted a young woman from Stockport, Greater Manchester. During episodes which can last weeks at a time, Beth Goodier is awake for only two hours each day.

21.10.2014 10:35

Colorado police worried pot candy will ruin Halloween treats
The American tradition of Halloween trick-or-treating is rife with urban myths about children being handed poisoned chocolates or razor blade-laced apples. This year, Denver police are worried about a new form of candy corruption: marijuana.

17.10.2014 21:29

'Citizenfour': Documentary shows Snowden reunited with dancer girlfriend in Moscow
Edward Snowden is not "skulking" in a secret Russian bunker but is living an ordinary life in Moscow with his longtime girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. “Citizenfour,” a documentary about the whistleblower, premiered Friday at the New York Film Festival.

11.10.2014 05:34

St. Louis protesters clash with police ahead of ‘Weekend of Resistance’
Activists against police brutality are calling for support in St. Louis for an upcoming “Weekend of Resistance.” Protests in the city reignited following the killing Wednesday of an African American teen by a white police officer.

10.10.2014 04:50

Huge rise in UK child abuse through witchcraft and ‘religious rituals’ – police
Child abuse linked to witchcraft and other religious beliefs has drastically increased in UK, with police recording a significant spike in cases involving rape, physical assault and neglect of British children.

08.10.2014 11:48

Terrorists within? FBI urges Americans to inform on 'suspicious' fellow citizens
The FBI counter-terrorism division is calling on to Americans to report on fellow citizens engaged in suspicious activities to help identify possible terrorists, in the first place those connected to terrorist activities overseas.

08.10.2014 08:37

Pro-ISIS radicals with machetes, knives attack Kurds in Germany (VIDEO)
Peaceful protests against IS in Syria and Iraq organized by Kurdish nationals in several German cities ended with serious clashes with pro-jihadist Muslims in Hamburg and Celle. Police had to request reinforcements to restore order.

08.10.2014 05:21

25 killed, over 700 hospitalized: Cheap ‘Spice’ designer drug causes severe poisoning across Russia
A new dementia-causing designer drug in several Russian regions has caused an epidemic that has poisoned hundreds of young addicts, at times causing fatal respiratory failure. The country’s authorities are worried about the rapid spread of the narcotic.

07.10.2014 04:36

One in three female students at University of Oregon are sexual assault victims ‒ survey
Over a third of female students at the University of Oregon reported being sexually assaulted, and 10 percent of the women surveyed had been raped, according to the preliminary results of a new study there. The majority of incidents were not reported.

02.10.2014 20:01

Need a hug? Japan unveils 'anti-loneliness' chair
If you're lonely or a bit depressed, you could probably use a hug – but not necessarily from a human. A special chair which can deliver a comforting embrace on demand has been revealed at an exhibition in Tokyo.

01.10.2014 14:57

​Israeli airline criticized over Orthodox Jews ‘bullying’ women passengers
Israel’s national airline El Al has been petitioned to “stop the bullying, intimidation and discrimination against women” on its flights by ultra-Orthodox Jews who refuse to be seated next to women on religious grounds.

01.10.2014 05:38

‘Join the invisible to make the impossible’: Israel’s Mossad now recruits agents online
Israeli intelligence has given up to modern trends and introduced an online questionnaire for would-be spies. Unlike the businesslike CIA or MI5 web draft campaigns, Israelis are luring volunteers with mystery halo always shrouding Mossad’s activities.

30.09.2014 05:03

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