When your first choice is unavailable, you may be more satisfied with something completely different
Recent breakthroughs in technology could mean a fully functional artificial hand may be on the horizon
Contrary to older findings, a new study shows happiness rises through our 30s and perhaps beyond
New research suggests that people who think they are experts tend to fall into the trap of overclaiming
ARFID is a new diagnosis for kids who avoid food but do not have body-image issues
Scientists restored youthful brain plasticity and vision in mice
Mr. Fusion aside, this 1989 time-traveling comedy was spot-on about many devices that we now take for granted
Oxytocin, known as the “love hormone,” has a dark side—and it looks like alcohol intoxication
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Two neuroscientists discuss how blue light negatively affects health and sleep patterns
New research shows that although we perceive character traits like trustworthiness based on a person’s facial expressions, our perceptions of abilities like strength are influenced by facial structure...
Infants who can quickly recognize unusual visual patterns may be more likely to develop autism symptoms
A review of studies on the treatment of chronic insomnia finds that cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective alternative to drug interventions
New research reveals unexpected brain regions contribute to creativity
A failure to anticipate an ethical decision makes men and women more likely to lie or cheat.
To commemorate Carl Linnaeus’s Birthday, an international committee of taxonomists has released its annual roundup of the most noteworthy newly discovered species