People with damaged speech recover faster by focusing on harder words
Robots are now a fact of war, but the prospect of androids that can hunt and kill on their own should give us all pause
Financial incentives backfire when negotiations involve deeply held beliefs
The cities of the future might be greener, cleaner and more vibrant if people are put before automobiles. David Biello reports
New research reveals that nearly all fights between romantic partners can be distilled into two fundamental complaints. Christie Nicholson reports
Museum exhibits, conferences and events relating to the brain
Award-winning writer and physicist Graham Farmelo talks with podcast host Steve Mirsky about The Strangest Man, Farmelo's biography of Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist Paul Dirac...
Fraud, deception and lies in research reveal how science is (mostly) self-correcting
Most evidence suggests ill effects from violent video games
An average-looking man's chances of getting women's phone numbers after flirting doubled when the women had just heard romantic music. Cynthia Graber reports
In a new book "The Invisible Gorilla and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us," authors Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons show how little we know about our own knowledge. Christie Nicholson reports...
Two new studies show how spatial parts of the brain are already functioning in infancy, revealing that not everything we understand about our surroundings is learned
Does an academic's use of legal threats to stop a critical paper from being published subvert the peer review process, which is fundamental to modern scientific research?
Study subjects were able to accurately assess men's physical strength based only on listening to them speak. Karen Hopkin reports
Subjects consistently misjudge the dimensions of their own hidden hand, with the less sensitive hand regions being the site of the largest errors. Karen Hopkin reports
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Alcoholics Anonymous continues to lead addicts to sobriety as long as they stick with it for the long haul. Christie Nicholson reports
Although unique genetic variations in children with autism are nearly as rare as they are in the general population, comprehensive studies are starting to find patterns in disrupted genes and pathways...
People report that spending time in nature increases their feelings of energy and vitality. And it looks like nature is the key, not just the physical activity one often engages in when outside...
A study of over one million men shows a link between IQ scores and attempted suicide. Christie Nicholson reports