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French penalty against Uraguay in the 2013 U-20 World Cup final

Goalkeepers prone to ‘gambler’s fallacy’ but penalty takers fail to exploit it

After a string of penalties aimed in the same direction, goalkeepers are more likely to dive in the opposite direction on the next penalty but kickers fail to exploit this pattern, finds new UCL research. More...

The human habenula (in red, 3 mm diameter), in which activation tracked the degree to which electric shocks were anticipated

The bit of your brain that signals how bad things could be

An evolutionarily ancient and tiny part of the brain tracks expectations about nasty events, finds new UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council. More...

Tiger Swallowtail

Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles

Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans on declining animal numbers.  More...

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