Brain-training games seem to temporarily improve specific tasks, but claims that they can improve overall brain function have yet to be proved. Christie Nicholson reports
A popular program for preventing teen drug use does not help. Here's what does
Many job applicants consider social media screening an invasion of privacy, researchers have found, opening the door for discrimination lawsuits
The temperature outside governs most people's response to climate change. David Biello reports
In this adapted excerpt from a new book, a legal scholar and social critic documents that racist attitudes are not rooted in the ability to actually "see" the color of someone’s skin
By spotting signs of this developmental disorder in young toddlers, parents and therapists may be able to target a child's deficits before they become debilitating
A preoccupation with scarcity diminishes IQ and self-control. Simple measures can help us counteract this cognitive tax
It's an important new tool for doctors, but what is it actually measuring?
Computer-use affects the brain's ability to generalize the skill of moving a mouse. Christie Nicholson reports
Women whose partners tried to cover up porn use were less happy overall
The belief that women should be protected and cherished may lead to poor conflict management
From piano to public speaking, there is an ideal way for a performer to stay engaged
Scientists investigate the effects of low temperatures on the brain
The famous San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh figured out how to make football digital
Communing with a higher power increases self-control
Attraction plays a significant role in opposite-sex friendship, but that doesn't make the bond less beneficial
In a study of user behavior, Facebook determined that about 70 percent of people about to post an item engage in some form of self-editing or self-censorship. Larry Greenemeier reports.
When shopping for multiple people, gift-buyers try to vary the presents, rather than getting the best gift for each recipient. Allie Wilkinson reports.
Thought, emotion and perception below the level of conscious awareness holds sway over our waking lives
Scores on standardized tests may go up but a student's ability for abstract and logical thinking may not improve. Christie Nicholson reports