Do what you love: the nonagenarian showed no signs of slowing down from a nearly seven-day-a-week work schedule
Lewi Stone used his statistical prowess to reveal the furious intensity of the Holocaust’s industrial-scale genocide during three months of 1942
A Neruda masterpiece—and a bi-exponential curve—define the dynamics of the fast then slow fade of our greatest collective sorrows and joys
Senior Editor Gary Stix talks about the September special issue of Scientific American , devoted to the science of being human. And Brown University evolutionary biologist Ken Miller discusses human chromosome 2 and what it tells us about us...
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A clinical trial tests a new way to reverse the psychiatric disorder
A gargantuan annual neuroscience assemblage in Washington, D.C., draws tens of thousands to relate what they’ve learned about sleep, stress, depression—no fake facts allowed ...
For all their good intentions, the current Nobel Prize rules fall short in honoring scientists whose work underpins and expands that of those designated as laureates
New experiments provide an alternative to a long-reigning theory of the way we form memories of experiences
A technology program tries to enhance the brain’s learning ability
Surprises turn up in scans of the newly literate—a possible boon for dyslexics
Big Data reveals the red-blue divide persists even when people order science books from Amazon
Before cell phones, rural peoples around the world communicated with elaborate languages constructed of whistles.
The head of a foundation that funds unexplored approaches predicts multiple therapies will reach patients in the next 10 years
A leader in the technique of growing mini brains talks about their benefits for research
Could the chemistry of marijuana lead to drugs that reduce cravings for cocaine or that serve as opioid alternatives? Maybe. But finding out for sure may require loosening up research restrictions...
A leader of the recently announced effort describes its goal of helping the world’s aging population find desperately needed treatments for psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases...
A noted psychologist argues that it is necessary to dig a lot deeper than the gift of gab to find out what makes us special
The capacity to engage in shared tasks such as hunting large game and building cities may be what separated modern humans from our primate cousins
Researchers try to prevent onset of the disease by correcting a brain cell process that goes awry