Danger: Life without vaccine

Danger: Life without vaccine
Vaccines. Gene-modified food. Climate. We're awash in science skeptics. Is this an anti-science mood, or something more complicated? More »

Social network, Indian edition

Social network, Indian edition
A massive study looks at how ideas pass through social networks in 43 Indian villages, then offers a new definition of “well More »

Screaming about screen time?

Screaming about screen time?

We spend ever-more hours with TV, cellphones, tablets and computers, is it rude or necessary to always answer your phone? Does More »

Losing in politics & sports

Losing in politics & sports

What’s the attachment to “my” team? How do we deal with the inevitable disappointment? Are murder and suicide now “part of the game”? More »

Holiday blue? NOT!

Holiday blue? NOT!

Sick of the scare stories about holiday stress? Over-eating, over-this, over-that? What’s the upside of holidays, in terms of ritual More »

Civil war: Changing a stuck mind

Civil war: Changing a stuck mind

After six decades, the Palestine-Israel stalemate seems hopeless. But could that very hopelessness be blocking a solution? More »

Prayer: How does it work?

Prayer: How does it work?

How do victims of domestic violence benefit from prayer? A series of interviews shows a range of mechanisms: from zoning out to More »

Imitation: Better than flattery?

Imitation: Better than flattery?

Imitation is a social glue in human society. We like people who imitate us. We call them friend. We will even tip them better! A new More »

Warm hand = warm heart?

Warm hand = warm heart?

Study finds that holding a warm cup of coffee for a few seconds can make us see other people as warmer, more outgoing. How come? More »