The research behind “nonsense” words and what makes them so funny
New research hypothesizes that men eat more in front of women to “show off.”
Extroverts tend to be better at talking about their feelings, but practice and attention can help those without a natural gift for it.
A new study illuminates the problems antibiotic overuse could cause for individual patients.
In tracing the history and culture of corpses, a new book shows the importance of remembrance to our species.
Carrying weight around the midsection puts people at greater risk of dying than obesity does, a new study says.
I published a story today about two avid cave explorers who emerged from months-long stays underground in 1965, 50…
Two spelunkers lost track of entire weeks as part of an experiment on the effects of isolation.
Cognitive behavioral therapy gives longer-term benefits and is less of a time burden than sitting under a light for 30 minutes a day.
I get it now.
New research on how emphasizing the risk of a disease can make people more likely to misunderstand it
The two aren’t so far apart, says a new book. And many old magical beliefs held a kernel of truth.
New research studies how head movements convey emotion.
“We need to catch up soon!”
Any differences in personality are so small that they barely matter, new research says.
If prophylactic antibiotics get 30 percent less effective, there will be 120,000 more infections in the U.S. every year from procedures like C-sections and appendectomies.
Seeing things that aren’t there could come from relying too much on the mind and not enough on the senses, new research says.
“Wanting and not wanting the same thing at the same time is a baseline condition of human consciousness.”
A new study measures millions of emails to see how long it takes for people reply to each other, and how much they write.
And how to change their minds