Rats that experience frequent physical, social, and predatory stress during adolescence solve problems and forage more efficiently as adults—even when under high-threat conditions.
Human activities are driving an endangered monkey species into isolation in Tanzania, where the genetics of the Udzungwa red colobus monkey is undergoing troubling changes. The monkey (Procolobus gordonorum) is considered an indicator species of ecological change.
Companies may want to think twice about hiring employees based on their business contacts. Researchers reached that conclusion after analyzing the signings and performance of every team in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1977 to 2011. Teams who signed players through their managers’ contacts at his old clubs produced a lower winning percentage than those that didn’t.
Fish and birds, when moving in groups, use two “gears”—one slow and another fast—in ways that conserve energy.
Conventional wisdom says leaders should avoid negative humor, though actual support for that belief is scarce and ambiguous.
A new star map includes the most comprehensive images anyone has ever seen of the Milky Way’s cold interstellar gas clouds where new stars are born.
Researchers have taken a cue from marine mussels to create a flame retardant that is nontoxic and won’t accumulate over time in the environment and living animals.
People with anorexia nervosa have very different microbial communities living in their guts compared to healthy individuals, report researchers.
The statistics are grim: Veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have a 41 to 61 percent higher risk of suicide than the general US population.
The part of the brain responsible for seeing can essentially make decisions just like the brain’s traditional “higher level” areas.
Mothers who took on burdensome caregiving roles as children—and weren’t allowed to just “be kids”—tend to be less sensitive to their own children’s needs, according to new research.
Perovskite solar cells are cheaper to make than traditional silicon cells and the efficiency with which they can convert sunlight into electricity has been increasing rapidly in recent years.
Goldenrod, Himalayan balsam, and Chinese windmill palm are all native to continents other than Europe, but arrived in Switzerland as garden or ornamental plants.
Hundreds of thousands of years of volcanic eruptions in India—accelerated by a massive asteroid impact 66 million years ago—may have caused a perfect storm that led to the extinction of dinosaurs and other animals.
A survey of US adults suggests the vast majority don’t know the definition of a concussion and many don’t know the injury is treatable.
If you need a working miniature brain—for drug testing, to test neural tissue transplants, or to experiment with how stem cells work—a new paper describes how to build one.
A drug commonly used to treat cancer may be a way to sharpen memory, make it easier to learn a language, and even help people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Vaccines that contain thimerosal, a common preservative, don’t cause negative social behaviors or brain changes in infant primates, a new study shows.
Teenagers and adults who go to bed late on weeknights are more likely to gain weight than those who get to sleep earlier.
A significant number of men experience depression during their partner’s pregnancy, according to new research in Canada.