Why do we love dogs so much? The answer may arise from the reason they love us so much. It's all in the hormones. Honest! More
Trampling culture, destroying history
Deliberate destruction and looting threaten antiquities. Is this the rule or the exception through history? Why destroy culture? More
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
In 10 languages, happy words beat sad ones
If you rate the most common words in 10 major languages, you’ll see people tend to use positive words — around the globe. Surprised? More
Body-cams: Solution to police-civilian violence?
In the aftermath of the video-taped death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD, we look at the effect of cameras on policing. More
Seeds of dilemma: Who owns the genes that fill the stomach?
Some seed corn is covered by 30 patents. Three firms dominate corn and soybean seed producers, and patents are moving faster into More
Lies and liars: Can you catch them?
We asked how to catch a liar. Liars challenge our law, economy and society. If you want to catch a liar, you might as well flip a coin. More
Fundamental facial expressions: are there really 21?
How about sadly disgusted? Fearfully angry or fearfully surprised? We’re happily surprised to see that these categories seem burned More
College admission conundrum?
Critics carp about college entrance exams and point to data showing that high-school grades better predict success. How do the More
Poverty on the mind: Bad decisions ahead?
Whether in a U.S. shopping mall or Indian farm country, cognitive load — the burden of thinking about getting enough money to pay the More
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
We’ll never know how implicit bias affected George Zimmerman in the minutes before he shot Trayvon Martin. It’s easy enough to More
Giving the ultimate gift
Listing your Facebook status as “organ donor” seems to induce friends to sign up at organ registries. A new study finds a strong quick More
Monkey: When in Rome…
If you teach a group of monkeys that blue corn tastes yucky, they switch to pink corn. What happens when a monkey raised to detest pink More
Space messengers: Private or public?
After an asteroid strikes, meteorite hunters go to work. What are the rules when you are looking for a hunk of outer space! More