In the 1960s, Stanley Milgram's electric-shock studies showed that people will obey even the most abhorrent of orders. But recently, researchers have begun to question his conclusions—and offer some of their own.
The cards Overweight Haters Ltd. is handing out to passengers on the Tube aren’t just cruel; they’re ineffective.
What do an airport and a Star Wars premiere have in common?
A new study argues that they would have gone extinct if humans hadn’t intervened.
The Meteor, staffed by residents of Alabama’s first psychiatric hospital, was part of an experiment in the way the U.S. cared for the mentally ill.
Extinct? More like ex-stink.
Why your doctor no longer says you’re “going mad”
The backlash to the man who founded the Museum of Menstruation raises the question: Is there a right way for men to talk about periods?
It’s fun for a few hours, but bad for the hive.
A new study found that when infants can’t move their mouths to mimic sounds, they have a harder time processing them.
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…
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?