How virtual reality is helping patients with phobias, anxiety disorders and more

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Flat-faced ‘grumpy cats’ may struggle to communicate how they feel

Their big eyes and 'grumpy' faces might make it difficult for us to tell when they are actually in pain and need our help, researchers warn.
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Why does ice float on water?

Normally, solids are more dense than liquids - so why is ice the exception?
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Get your free guide | Instant Genius: Neanderthals

Everything you need to know about Neanderthals, including how we are recreating their brains and why they weren't the primitive, brutish species we imagine.
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How virtual reality is helping patients with phobias, anxiety disorders and more

Professor Daniel Freeman explains how VR can be used to treat a variety of mental health problems.
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“Too much of our technology builds walls, instead of bridges… We need to take responsibility for our digital future”

Algorithms have turned the online world into an echo chamber. Let’s welcome back diversity, critical thinking and a sense of community.
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Megalodon sharks ate their siblings in the womb, new study suggests

And you thought your family had issues.
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Why do cats knead?

Spoiler: it's all your fault.
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