BehaviorEmotions, perception and the biological processes of living organisms
BPA, a chemical used in aluminum soda cans and other food packaging, was found to be associated with childhood obesity in a new study
September 18, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A new study in zebrafish found that certain types of gut bacteria lead to a greater absorption of fat during digestion
September 13, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
To friends around the world, fallen U.S. State Official was better known as "Vile Rat," his moniker in the online gaming community to which he was an avid participant
September 12, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Alain de Botton has provided a valuable service: giving reading prescriptions for a "shelf-help" approach to everyday problems
September 10, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
A new report links finds an increased incidence of diseases such as ALS and Alzheimer's in retired NFL players
September 05, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A new study finds returning combat soldiers perform worse on an attention-draining task and experience long-term changes to their brains
September 03, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Recorded surreptitiously, the 43 minute-long speech captures Armstrong's presentation one year prior to his passing
August 30, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
A new study indicates that musical instruction for just a few years during childhood can have long-lasting benefits
August 22, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A new molecule originally developed to fight cancer looks to be a promising compound in the search for a male contraceptive
August 16, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
While jobs declined in England between 2008 to 2010, researchers found that suicides increased
August 15, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
In a new study, the chemical inhibited muscle activity in individual human heart cells, mice and minnows
August 13, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
The doctor who embalmed Abraham Lincoln changed the way Americans think about funerals.
August 13, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Martin Fleischmann, who in 1989 claimed to have discovered cold fusion, died in his home in England on Friday, August 3rd, following a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
August 08, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Lovell, of the Lovell telescope, made several advances in radio astronomy and physics.
August 07, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
A number of studies indicate that several herb extracts could protect against sunburn and other damage from UV light
August 01, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Why more writers should be as fearless, and as prickly as Vidal.
August 01, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
A new study indicates that the mere act of smiling can help us deal with stressful situations more easily
July 31, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
The science is mixed on whether running shoes or bare feet are the way to go
July 30, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A few highlights of death on New York City's subways over the years.
July 29, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
A new synthetic replacement for rod and cone cells may someday bring vision to those with macular degeneration or inheritable forms of blindness
July 26, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg