Family members of victims pose a growing challenge for capital punishment
An examination of the nation's history in carrying out executions is encountering a new challenge for modern-day capital punishment.
London skeletons reveal secrets of the Black Death
You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death—and of its victims.
Clot-dissolving bubbles to treat strokes?
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers are using computer simulations to investigate how ultrasound and tiny bubbles injected into the bloodstream might break up blood clots, limiting the damage caused by a stroke ...
Romance scams online hit hundreds of thousands of victims
New online research led by the University of Leicester reveals that over 200,000 people living in Britain may have fallen victim to online romance scams far more than had been previously estimated. The study is believed ...
Evidence appears to show how and where frontal lobe works
(Physorg.com) -- A Brown University study of stroke victims has produced evidence that the frontal lobe of the human brain controls decision-making along a continuum from abstract to concrete, from front to ...
Cause of the big plague epidemic of Middle Ages identified
(PhysOrg.com) -- The 'Black Death' was caused by at least two previously unknown types of Yersinia pestis bacteria.
Australia hopes for living skin for burns victims
Australian scientists are working towards creating a living, full-thickness replacement skin for burns victims and hope to begin animal trials later this year.
Mind-controlled exoskeleton to help disabled people walk again
Every year thousands of people in Europe are paralysed by a spinal cord injury. Many are young adults, facing the rest of their lives confined to a wheelchair. Although no medical cure currently exists, in ...
Interpol, Philippines bust cyber extortion network
Philippine police, backed by Interpol, have arrested dozens of suspected members of an online extortion syndicate who duped hundreds of victims worldwide into exposing themselves in front of webcams or engaging ...
Seniors are attractive targets for online fraud
Victims of online fraud need greater support to help them overcome the often serious health effects that follow discovery of the deception, QUT cybersecurity researcher Cassandra Cross says.
People have more empathy for battered dogs than human adult, but not child, victims
People have more empathy for battered puppies and full grown dogs than they do for some humans—adults, but not children, finds new research to be presented at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.
Study examines sexual orientation and bullying among adolescents
The act and victimization of bullying continues to be a problem among today's youth. While many children are experiencing this form of violence, it is more prevalent in children that are different from the social norm. As ...
Dating violence impedes victims' earnings
Dating violence in adolescence not only takes a physical and emotional toll on young women, it also leads to less education and lower earnings later in life, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by ...
Individuals who are victimized -- especially in childhood -- likely to abuse alcohol and other drugs
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study finds strong associations between victims' experiences -- such as unwanted sexual activity, neglect and physical violence -- and substance use disorders.