Creative people are better at rationalizing small ethical lapses that can spiral out of control
Becoming aware of your sleeping self could relieve anxiety or tap the creative unconscious
Researchers need new ways to distinguish artificial intelligence from the natural kind
Long thought impossible, preservation of fossil pigments is allowing scientists to reconstruct extinct organisms with unprecedented accuracy—a feat that is yielding surprising insights into the lives they led
Outstanding creativity in all domains may stem from shared attributes and a common process of discovery
A debate is growing among experts over how to meet their urgent needs
Some advanced cancers can now be successfully treated by synthetic immune cells that are more powerful and longer-lasting than any found in the body
A hearing specialist and sax player says that studying the brain during flights of improvisation may provide new understanding of creativity—as well as insight into the musical genius of John Coltrane
Poverty may affect the size, shape and functioning of a young child's brain. Would a cash stipend to parents help prevent harm?
When it comes to cultivating genius, talent matters, but motivation may matter more
A novel technique for counting neurons is changing our appraisal of just how special the human brain really is
A “rage to master,” as observed in some precocious young artists, may help define extreme visual creativity
New evidence of ancient ingenuity forces scientists to reconsider when our ancestors started thinking outside the box
The push for rigorous prekindergarten education has overlooked the evidence on how young kids really learn best
Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working
Science and technology are society's main engines of prosperity. Who gets to drive them?
Millions of patients depend on a rare radioactive form of one element to scan them for disease. But the old nuclear reactors that make it are shutting down
Aerial drones and chaos theory help researchers explore the many ways that microorganisms spread havoc around the world
The long-running effort to ditch the decaying, 19th-century artifact that defines the kilogram nears its conclusion
New studies show cosmic radiation could be even more damaging to astronauts' brains than we thought. Can humanity still live and travel among the stars?