Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”. Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now
Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes. Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes?
People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy. Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more
A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of
The science behind what makes people scratch Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him
Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC. Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA
Science News Researchers have created an ultra-flexible brain implant that may help restore injured spinal cords and nervous systems without inflammation or infection. "E-dura," named after the dura mater