As we pass our prime, it is with a growing awareness that younger people coming after us haven’t yet reached their peak. Those who can’t bear the shift to a supporting role may become increasingly narcissistic in the unhealthy sense of the word.
Extraordinary moments provide happiness throughout life, but as we realize our days our numbered, the small moments count for more.
New research reveals parents' impact on childhood weight, even in rich families.
Seven facts from the Department of Agriculture this month confirm the importance of pizza in the minds and bodies of Americans.
Respected scientists are lending credibility to parapsychological research.
Cigarettes are a good start, but things likely to destroy us are still on shelves.
What's behind our eat-hate relationship with chicken blobs? McDonald's lifted the nugget curtain this week, showing fans and detractors how the 1979 creation is made.
Turn-of-the-20th-century "physicians" offered clairvoyance alongside their medical care.
The complications of sentencing psychopathic criminals
A third of patients who go to the hospital for bipolar I disorder are on four (or more) psychiatric medications—despite a lack of evidence that's a good idea. This highlights the complexity of the disease and the need for more science.
Conventional scientific understanding is that there are six, but new research suggests there may only happy, sad, afraid/surprised, and angry/disgusted.
As American alternative medicine grows in popularity, I decided to experience an even older style of nontraditional treatment.
Wearing, showing, and sharing the many things that make up your personal presence helps you understand yourself.
Women made shorter in a virtual reality situation compared themselves more negatively to others and reported more paranoid feelings.
We got the human genome a decade ago. Where are the drugs?
The social, historical, and evolutionary signals of colors. Plus, a video that shows how Newton arbitrarily named the colors of the rainbow.
Research on what makes relationships last, in easily memorizable verse
A visualization of early Christian rules about sex; or, why sex is still a weird thing today.
There is conflicting advice out there about drinking a small amount, particularly of wine, during pregnancy. Some research has said it may even be beneficial. Today the National Bureau of Economic Research says that's wrong.
The heady psychological implications of early fame