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Fear of Risk Linked to Stress Hormone in Bankers

Ever since the financial crisis that started in 2007, the business sector has brought more attention to how individual physical reactions can affect the world trading floor

February 21, 2014 — Andre Spicer and The Conversation

Debate on Who Is Smart Enough to Be Executed

The Supreme Court will soon grapple with the science of how intellectual disability is measured. The arguments will bear on applying the death penalty to people who don't understand the legal process

February 20, 2014 — Sara Reardon and Nature magazine

Calming a Child's Mind

New techniques help kids develop healthy behaviors and lasting resilience

February 20, 2014 — THE EDITORS

Hole-y Phobia May Have Evolutionary Origins

Images that induce trypophobia, the fear of holes, share visual features with images of certain venomous animals, implying that the aversion has an evolutionary basis. Allie Wilkinson reports

February 18, 2014 — Allie Wilkinson

Movie-Watching Together Strengthens Marriages

Psychologists found that encouraging newlywed couples to watch romance flicks, and then discuss them cut the three-year divorce rate in half. Christie Nicholson reports

February 8, 2014 — Christie Nicholson

Adults Can Have ADHD, Too

Newly recognized, adult ADHD threatens the success and well-being of 4 percent of adults. A combination of treatments can help the afflicted lead a more productive life

February 7, 2014 — Tim Bilkey, Craig Surman and Karen Weintraub