It might seem silly to investigate whether people are happier on the weekend, but behind such truisms are revelations about our brains, our behavior and our environment. Here we round up the year's most outwardly obvious scientific studies
Inducing therapeutic hypothermia can prevent damage from oxygen deprivation in trauma patients
The latest research on dÃ©jÃ vu, out-of-body experiences and other head games
An annual photo competition highlights the best of the best in light microscopy-from tiny diatoms to fluorescent zebra fish brains
A new trick for viewing brain cells--without a scalpel
Want to keep pace with the competition? Forget coffeeâ€”a new class of FDA-approved stimulants will keep you working harder, better, faster and stronger
Cancer-killing nanoparticles, fat-fighting nucleic acids and more breakthroughs set to transform health care
While the medical marijuana debate rages on, drug companies race to leverage the power of pot
A three-foot-tall "hobbit" who lived in Indonesia up to 12,000 years ago is changing the way we think about the human family
His device lets him look inside the brain to see where memories reside.
Scientists say ultrasmall man-made particles are toxic to animals. What about us?
At the "brain spa" of the future, transcranial magnetic stimulation and memory-enhancing drugs will clear your mind of forgetfulness and flabby thinking.
Can an electronic device replace damaged brain circuits?
If he only had a brain ...
If you cheat on your spouse, you can't yet plead biochemistry in divorce court. But rodent-brain research sheds light on why some lovers stay, some stray.
Child development: Down's kids learn to just do it.
Workaholics, shopaholics, compulsive exercisers: Where do we draw the line on addiction?
Someone who was born blind experiences sounds, smells, and sensations while dreaming, but are their dreams visual?