PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
The secret to both might lie in how our brains experience the world
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Understanding how the brain perceives the passage of time could lead to treatments for mental illnesses. Why does time seem to slow down during a life-threatening situation? Our reporter falls 15 stories to find out
Synthetic marijuana has been shown to get people good and high. But this is not your parents' weed.
To be fair, who hasn't hallucinated visions of cartoon dogs?
If eyewitness memories are missing, the brain makes them up, and scanning technology has a hard time telling real from fake.
Researchers have begun using low-cost sensors in homes to monitor the elderly for health risks
At 245 pounds, Japan's Twendy-One is sturdy enough to lift its elderly patients clear off the ground, and force sensors in its fingertips and humanlike joints mean it can do it without crushing them
Researchers can access a treasure trove of genetic analyses from 100,000 elderly Californians
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
She's actually looking out for you.
Investigators still don't know why or how this poisonous compound came to be found in a Las Vegas hotel room, but we've got the beta on its deadly effects
Science reveals what happens when your sleeping, dreaming and waking worlds collide
A three-year study will explore the nature of death and consciousness
The unfair science behind the M(J) Phelps suspension