It’s evolutionary: We’re more likely to remember tales that might help us stay alive.
A scientific look at people’s obsessions with besting their peers
No one is immune to magical thinking.
Why we choose partners who share our traits
What the logos you’re wearing really say
A new study finds we're not very good at entertaining ourselves.
Why we like what we like
Our brains associate eccentricity and creativity in musicians, painters, writers, and other artists—as long as weirdness doesn't feel like a gimmick.
Receiving an award makes you feel proud, but a new study suggests some winners may suppress their natural joy so they seem like good sports.
New research says moral bias against suicide often comes from disgust over a tainted soul.