A Swedish study finds that 70-year-olds in 2000 did better on intelligence tests than 70-year-olds had done in 1971. Steve Mirsky reports.
Revving up expression of a single gene in the brain reverses depression symptoms
People who clenched a muscle were able to increase their will power in a series of tests. Cynthia Graber reports
Why cholesterol drugs might affect memory
There is actually some science behind "magical thinking" and the edge that it can give people
Noise can make food taste more bland, but also increase the perception of its crunchiness. Christopher Intagliata reports
A certain amount of negative life events is correlated with an overall sense of life satisfaction and happiness. Christie Nicholson reports
Contemplating a new love can reduce pain by activating the same brain region that processes addictions and analgesic drugs. Cynthia Graber reports
Why Dr. Phil and Dr. Laura won't solve your problems
Autonomous machines will soon play a big role in our lives. It's time they learned how to behave ethically
Pigeons chose a big payoff option that only hit 20 percent of the time over a small payoff that had better returns in the long run. Karen Hopkin reports
How that early bond subtly shapes decisions and moods
Recent research explains how the deaf can have extraordinary sight. Christie Nicholson reports
Perpetually plugged-in youngsters are more likely to suffer poor psychological health. Although some experts recommend exercise to restore a sense of well-being, University of Bristol exercise researcher Angie Page says such extra activity may not balance the mental health equation...
Priming our mind with thoughts of time or money influences our future behavior. Christie Nicholson reports
Psychologists have started testing augmented reality as an enhanced form of virtual reality therapy for specific phobias
In this special stand-alone edition, see if you know which of four science news stories is Totally Bogus.
Fairness can matter more to people than their own self-interest
What scientists are discovering by measuring the beating of the heart