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Video games may cause aggression based on difficulty, not violence

A study finds that video games may cause aggressive behaviour, but the trigger isn't violent content, it's frustration.

By Apr. 10, 2014


Human-like opponents spur gamer aggression, study says

It's not the bizarre monsters that really bring out the aggression in gamers, concludes a study that monitored Quake 3 Revolution players. It's the human-like characters that get people going.

By May. 21, 2013


Violent video games and aggression: A cumulative effect?

An Ohio State University study suggests that the negative effects of playing violent video games can accumulate over time.

By Dec. 10, 2012


Metastudy: Violent video games raise aggression

A study out of Iowa of 130 research reports on more than 130,000 subjects worldwide concludes that exposure to violent video games results in more aggressive, less empathetic youths.

By Mar. 2, 2010


The 404 141: Where this aggression will not stand, man

We have a winner! After poring over a ton of submissions, Natali chooses a winner to attend a non-date with her tonight to see an exclusive screening of 'The Dark Knight' on the IMAX screen. Here's the haiku that took the prize, courtesy of Kin: What

By Jul. 15, 2008


Study: video games cause aggression

Study: video games cause aggression

By Aug. 19, 2005


Science declares this is the funniest joke in the world

A new book about humor describes a scientific experiment searching for the joke that is truly the funniest. One million people rated jokes. CNET blogger Chris Matyszczyk wonders if the winner will make you laugh.

By Mar. 4, 2014


Teens who friend their parents online feel closer to them in real life, study says

A Brigham Young study of nearly 500 families also finds that those students who engage with their parents online are more generous and kind to others.

By Jul. 15, 2013


Snowden breaks silence in statements blasting U.S.

NSA whistleblower thanks the Ecuadorian government for arranging passage to Russia and says he remains committed to publishing information about PRISM.

By Jul. 1, 2013


Controversy after cops' aggressive arrest of jogger wearing earbuds

In Austin, Texas, bystanders photograph and film an arrest made by officers of a jogging woman, who claims she couldn't hear the policemen because she was wearing earbuds. The arrest, for alleged jaywalking, appears to some excessive.

By Feb. 22, 2014