When we get sick, it feels natural to try to speed up our recovery by getting some extra shuteye. New research with fruit flies suggests it’s a good idea.
We tend to think that a group decision is more likely to be accurate when there are more brains involved—but that might not be true in all situations.
New research finds that talking about social class helps first-generation college students reduce the social-class achievement gap by as much as 63 percent.
A cyber buddy might just give exercise enthusiasts—and those who are less than “enthused”—the extra nudge they need during a workout, new research suggests.
A new study with lung cancer patients, mostly smokers between the ages of 51 to 79 years old, sheds new light on the stigma often felt by these patients, the emotional toll it can have, and how health providers can help.
Women who stop eating fish shortly before or during their pregnancy may only lower their child’s exposure to contaminants known as POPs by 10 to 15 percent.
Physicists are closer to making a quantum computer a reality by demonstrating a new level of reliability in a five-qubit array.
Better-educated people appear more likely to fully recover from traumatic brain injury, suggesting that “cognitive reserve” may help their brains to mend, research shows.
Cougars may have survived the mass extinction that took place about 12,000 years ago because they were not particular about what they ate, unlike their more finicky cousins–the saber-tooth cat and the American lion.
A study of subarctic forest moths in Finnish Lapland suggests that scientists may be underestimating the effects of climate change on animals and plants because much of the harm is hidden from view.
Monitoring the populations of “uncontacted” tribes via Google Earth satellite images may be a noninvasive way help insure the survival of indigenous Brazilian villages.
Binge drinking by teenagers and young adults is strongly associated with liking, owning, and correctly identifying music that references alcohol by brand name.
Chemists have created nanoparticles that can sample crude oil and natural gas for hydrogen sulfide before pumping.
Tickling a baby’s toes may be cute, but it’s also possible that those touches could help babies learn the words in their language.
Cellular processes are not perfect. Sometimes, the by-products of their mistakes are harmless. Other times, they can lead to disease or even death.
Astronomers have discovered the first “self-lensing” binary star system. Like so many interesting discoveries, they say this one happened largely by accident.
Two new tools are letting scientists see brain activity as it happens live. The probes involve proteins that light up as an electric current sweeps down the long tendrils that link nerves together.
A small “molecular tweezer” keeps proteins from aggregating, which is often the first step in neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.
A new study finds that rats with impulsive tendencies tend to have poorer working memories. Scientists define working memory in people as the ability to hold details like a name or phone number in mind.
Astronomers say they have a clearer picture why two giant planets are able to orbit close to their star without getting flung into the star or colliding into each other.