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
The future of food was envisioned by many prognosticators as entirely meatless and often synthetic.
November 23, 2011 | By Matt Novak
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
The country's achievements in education have other nations, especially the United States, doing their homework
September 2011 | By LynNell Hancock
Across the United States, parents, teachers and administrators alike are rethinking their approach to after-school assignments
August 22, 2011 | By LynNell Hancock
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
Disappear from your desk for a coffee run or a smoke break---that's fine. Spend time on Facebook or Twitter---that's OK, too. Fall asleep at your desk for five minutes---then the boss gets mad.Napping is generally unacceptable in the workplace, and that's sad because it's the healthiest activity I'...
April 20, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
Zombies seem to be only growing in popularity, and I'm not talking about the biological kind
April 18, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
The plastic skeletons and body models used in classrooms and doctors' offices may soon become obsolete, it seems, due to one of Google's latest offerings: Google Body. The program is still in beta (meaning it's got some bugs); this week its creators added a male body to the female they began with i...
March 31, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski