Scientists are probing the psyches of terrorists to reveal what motivates their monstrous acts. Far from being crazed killers, terrorists are gunning for the greater good—as they see it
We call a callous turncoat a "rat." Rats and mice, however, are giving scientists clues to the evolutionary origins of empathy
People with body integrity identity disorder feel alienated from a part of their body and want to have it amputated. Researchers are unraveling clues to the causes of this bizarre condition
Scientists are pinpointing the neurological roots of the vivid and painful illusion of phantom limbs in amputees--and finding ways to curb it
Why do men dominate the fields of science, engineering and mathematics?
Hint: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on effort—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life
Don't blame your job, the traffic or your mindless chores. Battling boredom, researchers say, means finding focus, living in the moment and having something to live for
Hallucinogenic drugs, which blew minds in the 1960s, soon may be used to treat mental ailments
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