Mysteries of the mind
Here's What Happens to Your Body After Daylight Saving Time
Resetting your clocks can be a serious setback for your sleep schedule.
The 1 Question That Helps Me Better Manage My Energy
Your energy is your currency—spend it wisely. ⚡
The Disturbing Postpartum Symptom Nobody Talks About
Having violent, vivid dreams about your baby is normal—and may even be a sign of healthy bonding.
A history of happiness explains why capitalism makes us feel empty inside
Swedish researcher Carl Cederström on how corporations redefined happiness and turned hippies into Reagan voters.
This is how your brain changes with age
New research explores what increased communication between the two halves of our brain could mean for our health as we age.
The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health
Scientists are gaining a more refined — and surprising — understanding of the effects of loneliness and isolation on health.
How feeling bad changes the brain
Our emotions can have an unexpected downside of how we respond to others in pain, finds Melissa Hogenboom
The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages
What can hyperpolyglots teach the rest of us?
Why a Daily Habit of Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science
Consuming the written word is exceptionally good for people.
How busy hands can alter our brain chemistry
Occupying our hands - through work, chores or art - can engage our brains and alleviate anxiety
Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read
... and the movies and TV shows we watch
What Does It Mean to Die?
When Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead by the hospital, her family disagreed. Her case challenges the very nature of existence.
Eating Leafy Greens Each Day Tied to Sharper Memory, Slower Decline
Scientists are keen to figure out how diet influences aging, including brain health. A 5-year study of healthy seniors found those who ate a serving or two of daily greens had less cognitive decline.
What's Going on Inside Woodpeckers' Brains?
Researchers pried open the skulls of birds in museum collections to take a closer look.
What Working In A Dark Office May Do To Your Brain
“Dim lights are producing dimwits,” remarks one researcher studying the connection between light and mental acuity.
Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System
Their first epiphanies came during musings over beer, and evolved into a decade of teamwork. Two Harvard researchers explain why they think Alzheimer's disease may be traced to an immunity glitch.
On Island of the Colorblind, Paradise Has a Different Hue
An island in the Pacific has a unique genetic history that affects how its people understand color.
‘Narcolepsy isn’t funny’ – living with a sleep disorder
The journalist and author Henry Nicholls has been struggling with narcolepsy and other sleep disorders for decades, but for many it’s just a joke. By Amelia Hill
Sorry, Adults, No New Neurons For Your Aging Brains
The brains of birds and mice continue to produce new nerve cells in the hippocampus throughout life. But research now suggests the human brain stops doing this around adolescence.
How flashing lights and pink noise might banish Alzheimer’s, improve memory and more
Neuroscientists are getting excited about non-invasive procedures to tune the brain’s natural oscillations.