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A Surprising Secret to Raising Smart Kids

Hint: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life

May 1, 2016 — Carol S. Dweck

Quantum Computers Become Practical

Scientists are trying to make quantum computers a reality by connecting many small networks together into one large whole

May 1, 2016 — Christopher R. Monroe, Robert J. Schoelkopf and Mikhail D. Lukin

Can Men and Women Be "Just Friends"?

Can women and men be friends? Attraction plays a significant role in opposite-sex friendship, but that doesn't make the bond any less beneficial

March 1, 2016 — Carlin Flora

Tips for Successful Dating in a Digital World

Understanding the science of online dating can turn a frustrating experience into a fruitful mission

March 1, 2016 — Eli J. Finkel, Paul W. Eastwick, Benjamin R. Karney, Harry T. Reis and Susan Sprecher

The Violent Biography of Our Solar System

New evidence suggests the solar system's early eras were defined by wandering worlds and staggering displays of interplanetary destruction

May 1, 2016 — Konstantin Batygin, Gregory Laughlin and Alessandro Morbidelli