Certain character traits influence people's willingness to apologize
Alberta's carbon offsets are supposed to be real, measurable and provable, but they may not be, a report says
The world wastes more food than all of sub-Saharan Africa produces. Can that be stopped? David Biello reports
Scientists find rice microRNA inside human cells
Letters to the Editor about the July/August 2011 issue of Scientific American Mind
New fingerprint- and DNA-identification techniques solve a mystery from a 60-year-old plane crash
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Electrical stimulation of the brain is found to accelerate learning in military and civilian subjects, although researchers are wary of drawing larger conclusions about the mechanism
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As the country struggles to refashion its government, archaeologists are looking warily towards the future.
The e-mails, part of the trove released in 2009, appears to be an attempt to undermine next week's climate talks
The proof is in the pudding only if you concede the fact of the pudding
Forensic investigators tended to find more evidence supporting a guilty verdict following a confession, even if it was forced or coerced. Christopher Intagliata reports
Multimillion-euro research initiative set up to address the problem.
Help The Scripps Research Institute find a cure for drug-resistant malaria
A British study found significantly higher drug experimentation among people who performed well on IQ tests as kids. Sophie Bushwick reports
Efforts to integrate storage into electric grids continue to struggle as a federally backed flywheel company goes bankrupt
One genetic variant leads to the best and worst outcomes in kids
Scientists puzzle out when and why coffee spills
Police currently collect samples of DNA from detainees—retaining the DNA even if a suspect turns out to be innocent