A new study indicates that a surprisingly high number of us are prone to sleepwalking. Should you wake a sleepwalker?
May 17, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A new study indicates that daydreamers are better at remembering information in the face of distraction
April 03, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A new study shows that our ability to recall details is severely impaired after physical exertion
March 15, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
The juicy fruit can cause negative side effects with a number of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
March 08, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A large survey finds that the elderly are more satisfied with their sleep habits than are people in any other age group
March 01, 2012 | By Virginia Hughes
There are reasons to be very positive about this result, but also reasons to be very cautious
February 15, 2012 | By Greg Laden
Neuropsychiatrist Galina Mindlin suggests that listening to particular songs on your mp3 player can make you a more productive person
January 2012 | By Erica R. Hendry
Cats, zombies, earthquakes, chickens--our readers have an eclectic taste
December 28, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
Cold temperatures aren't enough to kill off any bacteria on your clothing
November 07, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
Another study finds the planet has warmed, but that won't convince the skeptics
October 24, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
Our mouths can water over non-food items, a new study finds
September 21, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
These games are fun but also have important lessons to teach about infectious diseases
September 08, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
Giving away surprises, surprisingly, makes readers like stories better
August 16, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
When "autophagy" was blocked, hunger signals were blocked and the mice became lighter and leaner
August 02, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
The star of the King's Speech is the co-author on a paper examining political orientation and brain structure
June 09, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
When it comes to this complex, mysterious, fascinating organ, what do—and don’t—we know?
May 20, 2011 | By Laura Helmuth
Coronary heart disease isn't just a modern problem--even the ancient Egyptians suffered from it
May 19, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
There's a feeling these days that if you're not actively doing something with a purpose, you're just wasting time. Schools get rid of recess. Weekends must be filled. Vacations are scheduled down to the minute. Not everyone thinks this way, of course. Google is probably the best example---the compa...
May 10, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
I may have grown up in the countryside, but I am more than content with my life as a city girl. That said, I find myself drawn to green spaces; for example, my vacations more often than not include trips to botanic gardens. And I like to walk to work when the weather's nice, taking advantage of Was...
April 22, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
While working on this story from Smithsonian's May issue about oncologist Brian Druker and his discovery 10 years ago of a breakthrough drug for chronic myeloid leukemia, I was struck by the following passage:Over the pub’s blaring music Mayfield said of his BCR-ABL gene, “I had the G250E mutation—...
April 21, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski