For nearly a century, an oak in a German forest has helped lonely people find love—including the mailman who delivers its letters.
Researchers are turning to a rare genetic condition to explore the mysterious origins of human cooperation.
A clever bit of marketing has obscured the more nuanced nature of human well-being.
Despite the pressure to have it all, many workers still feel they are failing both in the office and at home.
Some travelers love being late.
In 16th- and 17th-century Europe, physicians, butchers, and executioners alike hawked the salutary effects of Axungia hominis.
A handful of genes could explain why sickle cell trait leaves some athletes at risk, and others perfectly healthy.
Many passengers can’t stand air fresheners. Drivers say they’re just trying to provide a pleasant ride.
The human brain can’t contend with the vastness of online shopping.
Naturopaths have long been obsessed with a gene called MTHFR. Now vaccine skeptics are testing for it too.
As their goosebumps have long suggested, women perform better on tests of cognitive function at toastier room temperatures.
In 1822, a surgeon encountered a patient with a bullet hole in his stomach—and spent more than a decade looking through it.
The brutality of fame can change the basic way people evaluate others.
Some American women see giving up their babies as more emotionally painful than terminating their pregnancies.
There is no single “cancer diet.”
Decades of early research on the genetics of depression were built on nonexistent foundations. How did that happen?
There’s a scientific reason hair can be so difficult to smooth.
A vote to decriminalize psilocybin in Denver is fueling a national discourse on the health benefits of psychedelics.
“Literally tens of thousands of people were employed to just spoon poison into the burrows.”
I decided to noise-cancel life.
A little-known deal protects drug companies in the U.S. from being sued—and feeds conspiracy theories in the process.