Recently published in Asian Journal of Criminology (2014): "The Influence of Improper Information on Japanese Lay Judges’ Determination of Punishment" Eiichiro Watamura Toshihiro Wakebe Kaori Karasawa Lay judges’ decision-making process in the determination of appropriate punishment appears to be based...
Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a room.
The Oxygen-Absorbing Material.
U. of Southern Denmark
The crystal is a salt made from cobalt*, and it appears to be capable of holding oxygen at a concentration that is 160 times higher than the air we breathe. The paper notes that "an excess" of the
Recently published in Current Biology "Promises, promises for neuroscience and law" Joshua W. Buckholtz David L. Faigman Stunning technical advances in the ability to image the human brain have provoked excited speculation about the application of neuroscience to other fields....
Recently published by Neuroethics: "Rational Action and Moral Ownership" by Vishnu Sridharan Abstract: In exploring the impact of cognitive science findings on compatibilist theories of moral responsibility such as Fischer and Ravizza’s, most attention has focused on whether agents are,...
The CEO of InvoCode, which makes StealthGenie
On Monday, the Department of Justice announced the indictment of the manufacturer of the smart phone surveillance app StealthGenie on Monday -- the first such indictment -- but many other so-called “stalker apps” remain on the market. The apps allow a user to spy on another person’s phone calls, texts, emails, or even turn the onboard microphone into a bug. Legal