Nothing is more fulfilling than being in a successful love relationship. Yet we leave our love lives entirely to chance. Maybe we don't have to anymore
Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the November/December issue of Scientific American MIND
More media science coverage would certainly be good. Wouldn't it?
How optimism trumped realism in the positive-psychology movement
Contrary to popular melodramas and musicals, orphanages in many countries seem to take care of abandoned children just as well as adoptive homes
Facial expressions and body language may reinforce racism
Insurgent attacks follow a universal pattern of timing and casualties.
How we understand the location of our own body in space is culturally dependent. Christie Nicholson reports
A study in the journal Psychological Science finds that if people believe that time has flown, they think they had more fun. Karen Hopkin reports
One man's long, noisy, asymmetrical adventure gets him a high five
What do the famous portrait and the former U.S. president have in common?
Researchers are asking hockey players to give up their brains to study the long-term impact of concussions. Christie Nicholson reports
Stolen e-mails and computer code do nothing to change average temperature trends, but they could damage climate researchers' credibility just when polls are showing public belief that greenhouse gases are warming the planet is ebbing...
The Totally Bogus Quiz for this week
Also: related disorders, outsiders' impact on success, and why we swear
On the eve of the United Nations Global Warming Conference in Copenhagen and in the wake of the hacked climate researchers' e-mails, former Scientific American Editor in Chief John Rennie discusses his ScientificAmerican.com article "7 Answers to Climate Contrarian Nonsense," available at http://bit.ly/8bg9Fx...
New research reveals the cell mechanisms underlying a meditative state
Researchers continue to probe the limits of the brain's plasticity
Psychological research reveals how and why liberals and conservatives differ
A recent study links fear of feeling anxious to depression. Christie Nicholson reports