Kent State epidemiologist Tara Smith talks about vaccines, recent preventable measles outbreaks and her 2017 journal article on vaccine rejection.
How does our outlook on life, the world, and the future affect our health and well-being?
A study in Seattle shows the power of starting the day later
It may not be what you think
Individuals who undergo cosmetic surgery expect to look better, but they also want to feel happier and more confident. Does it work?
Scientists start to tackle “collective narcissism”
Detroit residents declined an offer of free street trees—but were more willing to accept them if they had a say in the type of tree. Jason G. Goldman reports.
A new study shows that door-to-door “deep canvassing” conversations can change real voters’ attitudes to be more tolerant
A scientific look at an emotion that shapes our times
Children without siblings have long been thought of as spoiled and selfish. Are the claims true?
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 tips for when Jeff from accounting stops by to give you the play-by-play of his morning
A new look at “the Russian Blues” demonstrates the power of words to shape perception
A rigorous new paper uses a new scientific approach that shows the panic over teen screen time is likely overstated
Scientific American assistant news editor, Tanya Lewis, and collections editor, Andrea Gawrylewski, take a deeper look at two short articles from the Advances news section of the December issue, on counterfeit whiskeys and the effect of real ecstasy...on octopuses...
In animal studies, a set of 24 genes involved in neural development, learning and memory, and cognition, seem to be associated with monogamy. Karen Hopkin reports.
Subject who saw a Superman poster were more likely to offer help than were people who saw another image.
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers four signs of over-responsibility, plus three ways to overcome it
The sense of touch generates surprisingly powerful and long-lasting memories
The Nazi regime urged German mothers to ignore their toddlers’ emotional needs—the better to raise hardened soldiers and followers. Attachment researchers say that the harmful effects of that teaching may be affecting later generations...
Users of the social network said they'd require payment of more than $1,000 to quit the platform for one year. Christopher Intagliata reports.