Portrayal of narcissistic young man looking in a mirror (stock image). Scientists have investigated whether narcissists can elicit empathy for another person's suffering.

Can narcissists be moved to show empathy?

Researchers at the University of Surrey and the University of Southampton have investigated whether narcissists can elicit empathy for another person’s suffering. It has been well documented that narcissists lack empathy, but why is that the case, and do they have the capacity to change that behavior? New research suggests that with the right focus,…

Glass House Mountains National Park in Australia. A Curtin University researcher has shown that ancient volcanic eruptions in Australia 510 million years ago significantly affected the climate, causing the first known mass extinction in the history of complex life.

Reason for First Mass Extinction – Australia’s Deadly Eruption!

A Curtin University researcher has shown that ancient volcanic eruptions in Australia 510 million years ago significantly affected the climate, causing the first known mass extinction in the history of complex life. Published in the journal Geology, Associate Professor Fred Jourdan from Curtin’s Department of Applied Geology, along with colleagues from several Australian and international institutions, used…

Could the Navy Ever Build a Flying Aircraft Carrier?

Moviegoers can easily recognize flights of fancy when they see the Avengers assemble aboard the flying “Helicarrier” aircraft carrier in Hollywood’s latest superhero blockbuster. But could the U.S. Navy ever build the fantastical military marvel if it wanted a flying air base? The Navy has experimented with less-ambitious flying aircraft carriers in the 1930s —…

A Visualization Of Popular Opening Chess Moves Over Time

SEXPAND Theoretically, there are 71,852 positions that can be obtained in chess after each player’s fourth move, the vast majority of which are strategically useless. So where to start? This remarkable visualization shows how the opinions on this matter have changed over time. These graphs were put together by computer science graduate research assistant Randal Olson. He explored a data…