A new experiment finds you don’t need to activate neurons to store memories. Neuroscientist Nathan Rose and his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin recently lost track of a memory. I mean that literally.
You need to put some booze in there Whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas, Pi Day, or Tuesday, you want your pie crust to be as flakey and delicious as possible. Popular Science is here to help. Holiday
Minority voices discuss their feelings two days after America elected Donald Trump as president • • November 12, 2016 12:37am (UTC) Salon followed day two of New York City protests against President-elect
Admirers of Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird have been shocked by the transformation of the lawyer Atticus Finch into a racist in the newly published Go Set a Watchman, set 20 years later.
What if there were a pill that made you more compassionate and more likely to give spare change to someone less fortunate? UC Berkeley scientists have taken a big step in that direction. A new study by
Hume was a neuroscientist, or what early aviation has to do with the psychology of identity. We’ve already seen that the notions of stable character and fixed personality are a myth. And yet, our culture
How to lay a steadfast foundation for “the invisible architecture of daily life.” “We are spinning our own fates, good or evil… Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar,”
You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means
From murderers to ordinary women, the photographer captures people at their most vulnerable. Photographer Jodi Bieber has spent the past 20 years shooting some of South Africa's darkest corners. Through
In a country with one of the youngest populations in the world — and one of the most socially restrictive governments — the pursuit of personal freedom is often strained for people under the age of 35,
In discussing the Ferguson case, Americans are not only bringing different values to the table but different facts. What people believe constitute the events of this fatal shooting vary wildly – in part
Science & InnovationOnly Human Last week my fellow Phenom Ed Yong wrote a post about what happens to consciousness when animals die. According to the research Ed described, a rat’s brain shows signs of