Certain neurons are important for effective social behavior and healthy relationships within groups — LiveScience.Tech

Meaningful social interactions are critical to an individual’s well-being, and such interactions rely on people’s behaviors towards one another. In research published in Science, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital... Read more »

Worsening mouse plague sees ‘thirsty’ rodents dying in water tanks sparking health fears

Rural homeowners are raising issues about possibly infected drinking water after discovering poisoned mice in their tanks, as the mouse plague continues to get worse. Key points: The mouse... Read more »

Plant-eating lizards on the cusp of tooth evolution — LiveScience.Tech

Researchers at the Universities of Helsinki and Lyon and the Geological Survey of Finland found that complex teeth, a hallmark of mammals, also evolved several times in reptiles, prompting... Read more »

Man killed when tree hits car at Mount Pleasant in the Adelaide Hills

A tree has actually fallen on a car in the Adelaide Hills, killing the motorist who had actually been taking a trip on Torrens Valley Road at Mount Pleasant... Read more »

Researchers have uncovered a mechanism that may explain why certain body parts are so sensitive — LiveScience.Tech

Some parts of the body — our hands and lips, for example — are more sensitive than others, making them essential tools in our ability to discern the most... Read more »

Australia’s first female Olympic cyclist Julie Speight donating brain for medical research

Women’s sport trendsetter Julie Speight understands success at the elite level relies as much on psychological perseverance as it does on physical strength. Key points: Chronic terrible encephalopathy is... Read more »

International research team finds atomically-thin carbon generates its own magnetic field — LiveScience.Tech

Usually, the electrical resistance of a material depends very much on its physical dimensions and fundamental properties. Under special circumstances, however, this resistance can adopt a fixed value that... Read more »

China suspected of cyber attack on Western Australia’s Parliament during state election

Western Australia’s parliamentary e-mail network was struck by suspected Chinese hackers previously this month as part of an enormous worldwide cyber-attack including Microsoft software application. Key points: The attack... Read more »

What our wandering thoughts can teach us about mental health — LiveScience.Tech

Where does your mind wander when you have idle time? A University of Arizona-led study published in Scientific Reports may offer some clues, and the findings reveal a surprising... Read more »

102yo grandmother scammed out of aged care bond in $375,000 email hack

When 102-year-old Nancy Pun’s $375,000 aged care house deposit was taken, her household might not bring themselves to inform her. Key points: Consumer Protection WA thinks fraudsters are utilizing... Read more »