Stories are contagious and more powerful than we think. They can feed back into our physiology in ways we continue to misunderstand.
Emotional labor — or feigning feelings at work — taxes some of the deepest parts of the psyche. Employers can take steps to lessen the strain.
You'd think wine science would have advanced in a fairly straight line. Not so, an Israeli historian has found.
If volcano-driven climate change was behind the Permian-Triassic land extinction, scientists might learn something crucial about our own fate.
Scientists and their institutions say they're committed to keeping pain and distress to a minimum where they can. But that's no easy task.
Too often, scientists skirt ethical boundaries in the race for high honors. And that’s just one problem with the Nobels, a new book argues.
There's a tiny kernel of truth to our concerns, but the available evidence suggests that claims of a crisis are entirely unwarranted.
The impacts of artificial lighting on human health are not fully understood, but many scientists say enough is known to warrant dramatic changes now.
Of course there's an explanation (sperm like to develop at lower temperatures). But really: What intelligent designer could have come up with this?
Just over a decade ago, Spaceport America promised great things to two of New Mexico's poorest counties. Today, that promise remains unfulfilled.
As we envision a new era of regenerative medicine, sci-fi-esque scenarios are raising thorny ethical issues. Just how far is society willing to go to solve the shortage crisis?
Desert life depends on reliable access to water. Observing sensitive bat species could be a viable way to locate and monitor usable sources.
The field of positive psychology has been lambasted in recent years — but let’s not discount the numerous benefits of positive emotions.
The idea that language shapes our ability to think fell out of favor in the 1960s, but new tools have some researchers revisiting the concept.
It can be difficult for global platforms like Facebook to consistently rebuild trust when attitudes toward privacy vary so widely across the globe.
An overemphasis on blood testing and case management for even low exposures is draining resources and ignoring the real need: Removing lead paint.
Two centuries after the disease was discovered, its causes remain elusive. Now a European lab has a novel approach: a vast (and growing) map of everything we know.
Long ignored by white archaeologists as a mere footnote, modern scientists are now racing to document what's left of the ancient African civilization.
We only need to look to the Mediterranean Sea and the North American Great Lakes for dramatic illustrations of what lies in store if we don’t act now.
The shield that protects life and civilization from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can't prevent it, but we ought to prepare.