Simple Test Predicts Alzheimer’s 18 Year Before Diagnosis

Tests predict ten-fold increase in Alzheimer’s risk 18 years in advance. Low scores on memory and thinking tests could signal Alzheimer’s 18 years in advance, a new study finds. Dr Kumar B. Rajan, the study’s lead author, said:“The changes…

A Really Strange Way To Make People Feel More Empathy

Make others empathise more with this really strange method. Having people touch rough sandpaper makes them more empathetic, a new study finds. Being in a small amount of discomfort helps people empathise with others in pain. Other ways of putting…

How Parents Turn Their Children Into Criminal Psychopaths

The criminal psychopath is not just born: he is also made. ‘Extreme’ styles of parenting are linked to criminal psychopathy in later life, research finds. Interviews with criminals have found that many have a history of either total parental neglect…

How To Look Stylish, According To Science

What to wear for success at work, in romance and to improve cognition. People judge clothes to be maximally fashionable when they do not match too much and when they do not clash too much. Moderately matched clothes seem to…

The Weirdest Way To Instantly Relieve Stress

Difficulties dealing with stress are linked to mental health problems. Smelling your partner’s clothes helps to reduce stress levels, new research finds. Women who smelled their partner’s t-shirt felt calmer afterwards. In comparison, those who smelled a stranger’s t-shirt experienced… read more

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