A new study shows that the field suffers from a reproducibility problem, but the extent of the issue is still hard to nail down.
A growing number of companies are developing assistive technologies to help disabled people walk—but these devices can distract from infrastructure changes that would make cities more disability-friendly.
In Flint, Michigan, lead, copper, and bacteria are contaminating the drinking supply and making residents ill. If other cities fail to fix their old pipes, the problem could soon become a lot more common.
What our music tastes say about our personalities
Most Americans with the condition can and want to work. What’s standing in their way?
The first-year dissection is often an experience that teaches medical students to emotionally detach from their patients. By forcing future doctors to learn about the lives of their cadavers, some medical schools are trying to reverse the effect.
A controversial treatment shows promise, especially for victims of trauma.
How a radical epilepsy treatment in the early 20th century paved the way for modern-day understandings of perception, consciousness, and the self
Educators seldom have enough time to do their business. What’s that doing to the state of learning?
From stem cells to 3D-printed nipples, breast reconstruction is a highly technical and constantly evolving field.
In a pop-up restaurant for two weekends, a renowned bioethicist sets out to prove that healthy living and exceptional French toast are totally compatible.
The misleading argument for mandatory GMO labeling, in full force this week
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.
When people act differently under the influence, it could be a sign of an alcohol problem.
The average new father gains six pounds over his non-father peers, despite an increased will to live well.
How not being able to afford a basic baby necessity hurts mothers’ mental health and their ability to parent
Mindfulness meditation is best known for its positive effects on practitioners’ brains and bodies. My research suggests it may also encourage compassion toward others.
Hospitals are struggling to develop policies on doctors using cellphones during surgery. They can be both a valuable resource and a dangerous distraction.
How perfumed toiletries—particularly douches—lead to dangerously high levels of chemicals in the body
For patients with chronic diseases masked by a healthy-looking exterior, diagnoses can be elusive, or unhelpful.
A new study identifies the acoustic signature that makes the sound of screaming so universally identifiable.
It's probably not cancer: Looking up conditions on sites like WebMD has inconsistent results.