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
Scientists were finally able to sequence Y chromosomes from Denisovans and Neanderthals.
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."
Microorganisms in your gut may influence who you are
Research reveals how the gut may influence behavior.
Psychedelic study reveals how LSD changes the brain
"Now we know how psychedelic drugs work — finally!"
Sex between ancient humans fundamentally altered our modern perception
Modern-day humans may feel pain in a similar manner to a long-gone species.
Ancient stone tool rewrites a chapter of human history
"Every few years something remarkable turns up and we keep digging."
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.
Is intermittent fasting the longevity life hack we’ve been waiting for?
Diving into the science behind 2019's favorite diet.
This may be the fastest way to learn something new, according to science
Perfection is not the ultimate goal of learning, researchers say.
This is the best time to work out to form a habit
Can you HIIT it in the morning?
Study exposes anxiety's roots in the brain -- and points way to treatment
"We are getting closer to defining the cells and molecules producing or preventing anxiety."
Climate Change Is Damaging Human Mental Health, and It Will Continue To
We have a "catastrophic" problem.
Why Don't Humans Have a Penis Bone? Baculum Study Shows Where Ours Went
For better or for worse, we may no longer need it.
Anti-Aging: Lifespan May Be Determined by the Size of a Tiny Part of the Cell
You're going to wish you paid attention in high school biology.
A "New Type of Depression" May Explain Why Some Treatments Don't Work
For the 30 percent of people struggling to find effective treatment, this research could be life changing.
Consciousness: Number of Times We're Conscious per Minute Is Not That High
We're "wired to be distractible."
Why Do You Feel Sad After Sex? Scientists Say It Affects Both Women and Men
"I get a strong sense of self-loathing."
Aging: 25 Genes Responsible for Extending Human Lifespan Identified
Long live these genes!
DNA Twisted Into a Never-Before-Seen Shape in a Living Cell: The i-Motif
Move over, double helix.
Infertility Isn't the Only Problem for Men With Low Sperm Counts
Sperm counts can indicate other health issues.
Genes for "Good" and "Bad" Fat Come From Different Sides of the Family
Neanderthals Passed Down Life-Saving Genes to Their Human Hybrid Children
Neanderthals passed down an extremely important trait.
Scientists Discover That Matching Brain Waves Can Predict Friendships
"Friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways."
Probiotics: Baby Poop Is a Gold Mine for Your Microbiome
If you can get over where it comes from, it's pretty useful.
Can Alcohol Be Healthy? Study Claims No Amount of Booze Is Good for You
The best amount of alcohol to drink is no alcohol at all.
Are Depression and Insomnia Linked? Study Found a Connection in the Brain
It's not as simple as one causing the other.
Teen Binge Drinking Can Have Lasting Impacts on Memory, Study Found
Binge drinking physically changes the brain.