A researcher says it should be considered a real problem, but not everyone agrees
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.
Workaholics, shopaholics, compulsive exercisers: Where do we draw the line on addiction?
Society has been fighting the plague of addictions without knowing how drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol hot-wire the brain's pleasure response. Now researchers may be closing in on a magic bullet.
Brain damage has unleashed extraordinary talents in a small group of otherwise ordinary individuals. Will science find a way for everyone to tap their inner virtuoso?
Emerging research on hoarding classifies it as its own distinctive disorder, separate from OCD.
Why do seemingly ordinary people become stalkers?
Excerpt: Mind Fixers
It takes real proof to back up even the simplest theories--these 10 studies show that the obvious can have not-so-obvious implications
Air: It's one of the world's most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances
A new study found that lasers can zap away cocaine use behaviors in rats.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Scientists find a genetic mutation that allows a mother and daughter to feel fine on six hours of sleep
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
A natural hormone boosts social skills for autistic patients
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Unless the person you're shopping for has obsessive tendencies, fitness trackers won't help him or her get into shape.
Drop those hands. It's more than an itch that's keeping you scratching
Put some people in front of a screen, and they won't always reveal the most truthful information.
It certainly looks that way if you hang around beer people.