Children who receive unequal treatment are more likely to grow into depressed adults
A scientific analysis ranks the 10 most effective child-rearing practices. Surprisingly, some don't even involve the kids
When they learn to walk, toddlers must figure out their limitations all over again
Mice had to work 15 times harder to get one treat over another of equal quality. They then preferred the labor-intensive treat when both were freely available. Karen Hopkin reports
Scientists have long thought that delayed gratification requires a sense of self, but experiments with dogs show otherwise
Museum exhibits, conferences and events relating to the brain
A test of hidden attitudes predicts relationship decay
A recent review advises us to beware of the gender differences found in brain-imaging studies. Christie Nicholson reports
Susan Warren, author of the book Backyard Giants, talks about "the passionate, heartbreaking and glorious quest to grow the biggest pumpkin ever." Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news...
Although we rarely remember our nighttime reveries, they may hold the key to consciousness
Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina discusses the highlights of the issue
Simple changes, such as putting the salad bar closer to the register and putting fruits in a colorful bowl, get kids to buy more healthy choices at the school cafeteria. Karen Hopkin reports...
Psychologist Liz Dunn spoke with us from the PopTech conference in Camden, Maine, about the link between greed and long-term health. Christie Nicholson reports
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