Rising placebo responses may play a part in the increasingly high failure rate for clinical trials of drugs designed to control chronic pain caused by nerve damage, suggests a new report. Surprisingly, however, the analysis of clinical trials conducted since 1990 found that the increase in placebo responses occurred only in trials conducted wholly in the US; trials conducted in Europe or Asia showed no changes in placebo responses over that period.
The artwork was uncovered at the site of a 4th-century Roman villa in Tuscany.
Intricate designs on the mosaic date to the 4th and 5th centuries AD.
Dubbed TailTalk, the $90 sensor attaches to a dog’s tail and works in a similar way to a Fitbit to track both movement and speed. It was invented by New York-based firm DogStar Life.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Homo naledi, the ancient human ancestor whose fossils have been retrieved from a South African cave, may have been handy with tools and walked much like a person, according to scientists who examined its well-preserved foot and hand bones.
Evidence of a 9,000-year-old Stone Age ritual site has been found on the Swedish island of Bla Jungfrun. Even today the island, which possesses a rugg…
Residents of Copenhagen, Denmark, are more likely than Houstonians to believe immigration threatens their country’s culture. That’s one of several findings in a new survey from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
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Hoesung Lee of South Korea is elected as the new chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Kids who are taught to reason about the mental states of others are more likely to use deception to win a reward, according to new research.