It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good? Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and be
A researcher reflects on conversations with nearly 50 convicted executives about why they did what they did. Two leading executive headhunters once wrote a book called Lessons From the Top: The Search
On a cool October evening in 2012, Samantha Trimble walked into the lobby of Millwood Hospital, a low-slung brick building on the side of a road in Arlington, Texas, seeking a free mental health assessment.
After his book Moneyball became a best-seller, Michael Lewis learned that many of the ideas it presented to the general public had actually been introduced decades earlier by a pair of Israeli psychologists:
Washington (CNN) — It was May 2014 when a small team of American airmen monitoring a Russian satellite launch saw something they had never seen before. An object the team thought was a piece of debris
You shouldn’t underestimate the positive power of having a degree of stress in your life. Identifying the tipping point, where stress turns to burnout, is the key. As a neonatal nurse, Jennifer Welker
How the killing of three elderly nuns set the country’s leading human rights activist on a collision course with its most powerful general On a Sunday afternoon in early September 2014, Sister Bernadetta
There's a perception that children don't kill themselves, but that's just not true. A new report shows that, for the first time, suicide rates for U.S. middle school students have surpassed the rate of
Electroconvulsive therapy is far more beneficial—and banal—than its torturous reputation suggests. For a boy who needs routine, this day is off to a bad start. It’s early, just before 8 a.m., and unseasonably
Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent
Every day in the United States, millions of expectant mothers take a prenatal vitamin on the advice of their doctor. The counsel typically comes with physical health in mind: folic acid to help avoid spinal
Eliminating meat from our diets would bring a bounty of benefits to both our own health and the planet’s – but it could also harm millions of people. People become vegetarians for a variety of reasons.
Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end. “Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?” My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my Colorado
It's easy to think that the modern era in communication began in the 1990s with the birth of the Internet. But we actually have to go back further — to 1895 and the discovery that intelligible signals
By Elizabeth Dwoskin Elizabeth Dwoskin Silicon Valley Correspondent Email Bio Follow VENICE BEACH, Calif. — Like many in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson sees a future in which intelligent
How do we know when someone is looking at us? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Paul King, Neuroscientist,
By Lena H. Sun Lena H. Sun National reporter focusing on health Email Bio Follow Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one the
"The research is really, really clear on this." Dr. John Grohol is an expert in technology's impact on human behavior and mental health, and for the past 20 years he's studied how people operate online.
In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say they can now pinpoint with precision where these feelings
The practice of geophagy – eating earth – is surprisingly common, and while in some parts of the world it is regarded as an eating disorder, in others it is actively encouraged. But why would people want
A powerful new technique for changing genes in insects, animals and plants holds great promise, according to a report from an influential panel of scientists released Wednesday. But the group also says
By Nick Anderson Nick Anderson Reporter covering higher education, national education policy and the global education market Email Bio Follow Nearly 100 colleges and universities had at least 10 reports
By Matt Schudel Matt Schudel Obituary writer Email Bio Follow In 1953, a surgeon in Hartford, Conn., was searching for a way to ease the debilitating epileptic seizures of one of his patients, a young