BehaviorEmotions, perception and the biological processes of living organisms
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
If you think battling evil in the bowels of a defunct space freighter is hard, try being the closeted, often-patronized poster child for womankind’s capacity to compete in a notoriously male-dominated field
July 24, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
For some patients, the mere suggestion of side effects is enough to bring on negative symptoms
July 23, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A psychological study has debunked the idea that the direction of a speaker's eyes indicate lying or telling the truth
July 12, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A rigorous experiment revealed that on a hot, dry day, drinking a hot beverage can help your body stay cool
July 10, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Some people have kids. Some make charitable donations. Some write memoirs. Pondering our inevitable death has a way of inspiring us to get off the couch and leave our mark on the world in whatever way we deem most significant. Now, saving the planet can be added to that list. Time philosophizes on how dwelling on our [...]
July 06, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Forget about senior moments. The great news is that researchers are discovering some surprising advantages of aging
July 2012 | By Helen Fields
Using an fMRI machine and innovative software, researchers have figured out how to enable typing without moving a muscle
June 29, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Nora Ephron died last night at 71, of pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia.
June 27, 2012 | By Sarah Laskow