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Stories by Lydia Denworth

The Biological Blessings of Friendship

The Biological Blessings of Friendship

Researchers delving into genetics, social networks and animal behavior are discovering how friendship affects our health and well-being—and how it played a part in our evolutionary story

April 28, 2016 — Lydia Denworth

The Secret Social Power of Touch

A long-overlooked system of nerves that respond to gentle strokes may be crucial to our ability to form connections with one another

July 1, 2015 — Lydia Denworth
How Video Games Change the Brain

How Video Games Change the Brain

Playing violent video games can sharpen our focus, reasoning and decision-making skills. But do we really need the weapons?

January 29, 2013 — Lydia Denworth

Stand Up for Science Journalism!

Staying informed has never been more important.