Why is snow a Very Big Deal for some dogs?
Happiness is inherently social, two studies find
Transcranial magnetic stimulation could correct faulty connectivity
HINT: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life...
The DNA of affected individuals varies remarkably, researchers say
What happens in the brain when you see—really “see”—a friend's smile or scowl
Brain studies suggest new ways to improve reading, writing and arithmetic—and even social skills
Our heavy-browed cousin remains the most fascinating member of the human family
Babies of parents who completed lessons on whow to work with their infants were moderately more engaged with other people and showed more social behaviors
Learning to regulate powerful emotions can enhance physical and mental well-being
Natural gas and government policy are driving a reduction in coal burning and mining
"We would love to tell you that every dog can flourish in every home, but the truth is that, no matter what you do, sometimes a dog and family are not a good fit." ~ Patricia McConnell and Karen London, Love Has No Age Limit: Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home My first dog [...]..
Analyses of anatomy, DNA and cultural remains have yielded tantalizing insights into the inner lives of our mysterious extinct cousins
Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the February 2015 issue of Scientific American
Rituals to ward off ill fate help to drive away unwanted thoughts
Every graphic is a new adventure. Some of our magazine articles involve abstract concepts that require lots of time and energy at the front-end, making decisions about what, exactly should be illustrated...
A blow to the head can sometimes unmask hidden artistic or intellectual gifts. Might we all have hidden capacities that could be unleashed without brain injury?
Carmakers are working on ways to let drivers interact with their cars using presumably safer hand gestures and eye movement in addition to voice controls and touch screens. Larry Greenemeier reports
iLuminate mixes dance, light, and computerized timing to create a unique amalgam of illusory perception. Imagine that all the neon in Times Square got together and performed Stomp.
Just how big is a giant squid? Not quite as big, perhaps, as you might think. This fabulous new graphic from the Deep Sea News crew and several other scientists represents *a lot* of research to find out the true largest sizes of 25 ocean creatures of giant repute...