In the 1960s, Stanley Milgram's electric-shock studies showed that people will obey even the most abhorrent of orders. But recently, researchers have begin to question his conclusions—and offer some of their own.
The government detained and quarantined so-called “patriotutes” to protect soldiers from sexually transmitted diseases.
How technology is changing taxonomy
Last week, I wrote about the lives of professional guinea pigs, people who support themselves mostly or entirely with money…
We may soon know which was closer to the truth, Jurassic Park or The Land Before Time.
The island was once home to a thriving deaf community and a now-extinct system of signing used by deaf and hearing people alike.
What it’s like to earn a living as a research subject in clinical trials
A new study looks at the unique collection of bacteria that hangs in the air around each of our bodies.
A new study uses genetic data from living people to trace millennia-old migration patterns.
The website Dognition.com wants to revolutionize canine research by getting everyday pet owners involved.
To make it into Guinness World Records, people have braved extreme conditions, baked any number of jumbo-sized foods, and done extraordinary things to their facial hair. What’s the appeal of being the best at an arbitrary contest?
The drug's controversial approval yesterday comes on the heels of two previous unsuccessful attempts, lingering questions about safety, and uncertainty about whether or not it really works.
Most animal-health research focuses on infections that have already made the leap to people. A veterinary scientist explains why that may be bad for public health.
In a 1965 article for The Atlantic, a woman wrote about a relatively seamless experience that was—and still is—largely limited to white women of a certain economic status.
A new study identifies the acoustic signature that makes the sound of screaming so universally identifiable.
A new study found that people who identify as Slytherins may be measurably different from the Hufflepuffs of the world.
How women found out they were pregnant when they couldn’t just pee on a stick
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A medical ethicist argues that a small change to the way organ donation is discussed could go a long way towards solving the country’s shortage.
What's the psychological appeal of looking at food that can't be tasted?
IBM's Watson is the author of a newly released cookbook.