Scientists discover the roots of consciousness in the brain
The "alternative activation" of two brain networks may be a signature of consciousness.
Archaic DNA stemming from ancient sex fundamentally influences health today
Thank you, ancient hominin cousins!
The iconic Pale Blue Dot image puts Earth into perspective
"To see it in that ray of light, it’s so incredibly special."
An unidentified ancient human lives on in modern genes
"Super-archaic" gene regions have been passed down to some living people.
Magic mushrooms might rebalance the brain — study
A new model can inform interventions for neuropsychiatric disorders.
Tortoises and humans share this one unique trait
Animal research explores why children are drawn toward face-like shapes.
Neanderthal DNA discovery solves a human history mystery
In death, one form of sensory perception persists
Talking to a loved one as they pass may indeed be give them some comfort.
Neuroscientists reveal what it takes to make love last
A brain study offers insight into what ignites the romantic flame.
Amateurs discovered an ancient grave that rewrites history
"This the first burial of its kind."
Neanderthal study exposes a 'fist bump' kind of revelation
A piece of yarn is an insight into an ancient mind.
Monkey brain study reveals the 'engine of consciousness'
“There are many exciting implications for this work."
The 25 most surprising stories of human potential in 2019
Here are the ways we learned to live better, happier, and longer in 2019.
To master new skills, follow these 4 psychologist-backed tips
Expert musicians practice deliberately to master new skills. Their technique can be applied to anything.
Rat study hints at the benefits of psychedelic micro-dosing
Scientists are getting closer to unraveling the science behind all the hype.
Study reveals why getting enough sleep may be critical to your health
A November 2019 study suggests seven hours may be the ‘magic number’ for ideal sleep.
Before a panic attack strikes, stressed-out people can use this technique
This NAVY seal method could be the key to overcoming panic.
Study: Naps may actually save your life
This is how many naps you should take a week, according to science.
Growing up in nature can offer lasting psychological benefits -- study
For children, spending time in nature might safeguard their later mental health.
Why you should start talking to yourself, according to science
Talking to yourself can help you achieve your goals -- if you do it right.
Study pinpoints the limit of human endurance -- and it's impressively high
"The limits of endurance appear to be non-negotiable."
Studies: One daily habit may help your brain beat the effects of aging
You can't stop the passage of time, but you can do lots of crosswords.
Taking this one supplement could help fight depression
Research reveals the brain-boosting power of one common supplement.
Scientists traced procrastination's deep biological roots in the brain
Procrastination is not just poor time management.
Climate Change Is Damaging Human Mental Health, and It Will Continue To
Why Don't Humans Have a Penis Bone? Baculum Study Shows Where Ours Went
Anti-Aging: Lifespan May Be Determined by the Size of a Tiny Part of the Cell
A "New Type of Depression" May Explain Why Some Treatments Don't Work
Consciousness: Number of Times We're Conscious per Minute Is Not That High
Why Do You Feel Sad After Sex? Scientists Say It Affects Both Women and Men
Aging: 25 Genes Responsible for Extending Human Lifespan Identified
DNA Twisted Into a Never-Before-Seen Shape in a Living Cell: The i-Motif
Infertility Isn't the Only Problem for Men With Low Sperm Counts
Genes for "Good" and "Bad" Fat Come From Different Sides of the Family
Neanderthals Passed Down Life-Saving Genes to Their Human Hybrid Children
Scientists Discover That Matching Brain Waves Can Predict Friendships