Police warn of increasing threat of sextortion from foreign criminal gangs

Police warn of increasing threat of sextortion from foreign criminal gangs

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of victims falling prey to criminal gangs who dupe individuals into persuading them to perform sexual acts online, that are then filmed and used as a form of blackmail. Police say they have been alarmed by the rise in so-called sextortion, where the victim is forced to hand over money in in order to keep the material private, particularly due to the number of suicides linked to the crime. Those most vulnerable to sextortion are younger people and the elderly, police say, and they are urging the public to be vigilant. Nov 30, 2016
World Aids Day 2016: HIV in numbers

World Aids Day 2016: HIV in numbers

Since that start of the Aids epidemic, 78 million people have become infected with HIV. Of those, 35 million have died from Aids-related illnesses. Nov 30, 2016
Apple Campus 2: Drone video of spectacular Spaceship HQ

Apple Campus 2: Drone video of spectacular Spaceship HQ

A new drone video has been released showing that Apples new headquarters, Campus 2, is nearing completion. The drone video from David Sexton shows the huge size of the spaceship building in Cupertino, California, where 12,000 employees will work once they move in early 2017. Nov 29, 2016
The religious brain reacts to God like a drug

The religious brain reacts to God like a drug

The neural circuitry involved in feeling religious experiences has been identified. Brain regions associated with reward lit up when devout Mormons said that they were feeling the Spirit. The brain areas that responded included reward circuits that respond to romantic love, appreciation of music, cocaine and methamphetamines. Nov 29, 2016