21 August 2010

Virtual reality tackles tough questions

Virtual reality is allowing scientists to ask difficult questions about human behaviour that were previously not possible or were thought too unethical.
A Spanish team has designed a trial that allows men to step inside the body of a woman subjected to violence. Meanwhile scientists in London are simulating a controversial experiment from the 1960s in which people were persuaded to inflict pain on others.

[via:Joel Rybicki]

6 July 2010

IMFDB – The Internet Movie Firearms Database

[via:Olli Sulopuisto]

4 November 2009

London mayor rescues film director, chases 3 feral girls away on his bike

[via:Roger Ebert]

11 August 2009

Study: Schizophrenia patients show increased violent tendencies mainly when substance abuse is involved

See also: Scientist’s home page.

Finnish readers may be interested in Tiede magazine’s news item, which links to previous articles discussing recent school shootings and their relation to mental disorder among the perpetrators.

[via:Tiede]

28 November 2008

US Black Friday results: temporary Wal-Mart employee trampled to death, two dead in Toys ‘R’ Us Shooting

Every mention of this story is a free ad for Amazon.

22 October 2008

11 year old Indian girl set on fire for wearing lipstick

“[The victim] was attacked by the man she called nana (grandfather). On Friday, Saleem told the little girl not to wear lipstick. When she defied him, in a fit of rage he allegedly molested her before pouring kerosene on her and setting her on fire.”

31 July 2008

Man decapitates passenger aboard Greyhound bus in Canada

“While we were watching the door, he calmly walks up to the front with the head in his hand and the knife and just calmly stares at us and drops the head right in front of us”

[via:Fark]

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