A public health advocate determined how much exercise is required to burn off various typical big game foods.
Researchers find that besting others in a competition predicts unethical conduct
Surprising research into "super-recognizers"
Research explores the factors that influence our tolerance for long mutual gazes
The presence of a gun increases the likelihood that someone in the home will die a violent death, particularly by suicide
We all know (or were) the kid who makes us wish for the invention of a Ritalin blow dart. But is it a good idea to put kids on psychiatric meds? And once they’re on, how long is long enough? The Savvy Psychologist tackles the topic of psychiatric drugs that start early and last a lifetime
A new analysis shows these incidents occur in clusters
A new study bolsters evidence that brain structure and mood disorders are genetically passed from mother to daughter
Konnikova studies the art of the con—and what it reveals about every one of us
The “entropy” of nonsense words is linked to their funniness, research finds
This common behavior in eating disorders may be indicative of deeper problems
New research suggests that people who think they are experts tend to fall into the trap of overclaiming
At a Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health forum on diet and health, Walter Willett, chair of the school's nutrition department, said that adoption of more healthful eating habits even late in life still has benefits
Sophisticated computational techniques make it possible to analyze gene samples from all the bacteria in the gut at once to take a census of the species present
Middle school friendships end quickly and often, but certain shared traits help them last
When food is plentiful and chimps are more chummy, they harbor an increased number of different bacterial species in their bellies
Victims of sexual abuse in childhood are prone to suffering repeated abuse. Researchers are looking at ways to break the pattern
More members of an urban swan population that lets humans get near have a particular genetic variant than do a rural swan group that tends to take off when humans approach
The University of Cambridge's Piers Mitchell, author of the 2015 book Sanitation, Latrines and Intestinal Parasites in Past Populations, talks about the counterintuitive findings in his recent paper in the journal Parasitology titled "Human parasites in the Roman World: health consequences of conquering an empire"
Surprising results show the fluidity of the "body schema"