By analyzing the vocal patterns of couples in therapy, an algorithm was able to predict whether a relationship would get worse or improve. Erika Beras reports.
A study links single living to a thinner waistline and lower BMI, compared with co-habitating couples. Erika Beras reports.
Twelve alcohol brands among the top 25 preferred brands for teen black drinkers don’t appear at all on the top 25 for young white drinkers
Heavy drinkers age 18 to 25 who got texts before and after each weekend about their weekend drinking plans cut their alcohol intake compared with those who got no texts or more perfunctory texts
In a study of first graders, teachers rated low-performing minority students more positively than low-performing white students, but they ranked high-performing minority students lower than white students at the same level
Gentrifying residents in two Brooklyn neighborhoods view their new surroundings differently, depending on the race of those who traditionally live there. Erika Beras reports
A study found that the stronger a subject's memory of a particular food, the more likely they were to choose it again, even over foods they professed to enjoy more
Volunteers taking an "implicit bias" test who were unlikely to associate images of women with leadership titles like executive or president were far less likely to vote for a woman in a race against a man of equal qualification
Learning detailed navigation information causes the hippocampus to interact with other regions of the brain involved in location
Spoiler alert: Sometimes "the great is the enemy of the good."
College students who watched episodes of the various Law & Order episodes had a better understanding of sexual consent issues than those who watched two other crime procedural franchises
Scientists dissected dust bunnies from across the country and found some interesting patterns; their work will help allergy sufferers and forensic scientists
By studying the interactions of babies and their mothers, researchers determined that babies smile in hopes others will smile at them. Erika Beras reports
The particular fungi found in house dust can tell investigators where you live, and the bacteria in the dust can give away who and what you live with
An analysis of some 300 cosmetics ads in magazines found the vast majority of their science claims to be either false or too vague to judge
Mediocre main dishes taste even worse when they follow delectable appetizers—an example of the so-called "hedonic effect." Erika Beras reports
People who smoke pot and drink are twice as likely to do both at the same time than to do just one, with the combo associated with bad decision-making; and chronic pot smokers who had not indulged in a month were still more likely to have faulty memories than were nonsmokers. Erika Beras reports
Emergency room visits due to high heel shoe–related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012. Erika Beras reports
The six million black people who left the South between 1910 and 1970 had better economic opportunity but a lower chance or reaching their 70s. Erika Beras reports
People of all ages find background sound distracting, but noise appears to impede memory formation in older people. Erika Beras reports