New research clarifies why music and exercise make such a good team, and how to create an optimal workout playlist
Insights from the latest research on the interplay of exercise and music
Right now, cloning is not a viable conservation strategy. But some researchers remain optimistic that it will help threatened species in the future
Recent research has changed the way clinicians treat hoarding as well as refuted popular assumptions about people with excessive clutter
Certain painful experiences are more likely to precede depressive episodes than others. And some forms of loss can trigger depression more quickly than previously realized
The APA has finished revising the DSM and will publish the manual’s fifth edition in May 2013. Here's what to expect
Unapproved procedures and skin care products endanger consumers and clinical research
Case studies suggest that some forms of consciousness may not require an intact cerebrum
Bacteria are changing the way we think about calories
Why steaks could be in but hot dogs are still out
TRANSCRIPTAfter Thanksgiving dinner, many people start to feel a little drowsy. Turkey typically gets the blame. It supposedly contains high levels of tryptophan, an amino acid that is sold in a purified form to help people fall asleep.But turkey contains about the same amount of tryptophan as chicken, beef and other meats.If Thanksgiving drowsiness is not about the main course, what is responsible?...
Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk was born and raised on an island that tectonic forces are ripping apart. Iceland is part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which separates the Eurasian Plate and the North American Plate...
10 innovations that are radical enough to alter our lives
My father called me one night: "So, I'm trying to figure this thing out. How does it work exactly?" Some of my friends and colleagues have made similar inquiries: "I should probably get the hang of this...
Bluebrain: Noah Hutton's 10-Year Documentary about the Mission to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain [Video]
Neuroscientist Henry Markram is trying to build a biologically accurate virtual model of the human brain. One independent filmmaker is following his journey
Single-celled amoebae can remember, make decisions and anticipate change, urging scientists to rethink intelligent behavior
Sequencing the Connectome: Will DNA Bar Codes and a Sneaky Virus Change the Way Scientists Map the Brain?
Scientists have mapped, charted, modeled and visualized the human brain in many different ways. They have marked the boundaries of the organ's four major lobes: the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes...
Medical imaging offers new ways to examine the deceased
With the exception of the cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid —and Big Mouth Billy Bass—fish do not spring to mind as the animal kingdom's most vocally gifted members.