MIT mask study: engineers have designed a face mask that can diagnose Covid-19 within about 90 minutes.
A new study finds that because mongooses don't know which offspring belong to which moms, all the mongoose pups are given equal access to food and care.
Hand dryers vs paper towels: a new study finds that paper towels do a better and cleaner job.
A new study finds that mice-based Alzheimer's research papers that don't mention the word "mice" get 31% more media coverage.
Horror entertains us most when it comes in the form of scary but not too scary movies and attractions: just enough to get our hearts beating.
A new study finds only 33% of adults would take a life extension pill, even if it were available today. About 42% said no way.
People who think they’re good at detecting fake news stories are also the most likely to fall for them
A new study shows that people who think they're unusually good at detecting fake news are, in fact, not so good at it.
Helping others also improves your own physical and mental health. We explain why that is, and show you how easy it is to get started!
A new study finds that a tamarin will use the "accent" of another monkey species when it enters their territory, to help avoid conflict.
A new study finds the more frequently we recall a memory, the faster that memory fades away, as the details are replaced by the gist.
A new study finds that in the long term, extreme optimists have a lower sense of well-being than "cautiously optimistic" realists.
A study of rap lyrics in songs released between 1998 - 2018 found the number of references to suicide and depression more than doubled.
The economic costs of sexual harassment: a #MeToo scandal means a 1.5% loss ($450m) in company value
The economic costs of sexual harassment: a #MeToo scandal equates to an average loss of 1.5% (or $450 million) in a company's market value.
The Big Five personality traits are openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Learn more about them here.
A new study shows that our brain can identify people who are high in agreeableness (collaborative, generous, altruistic, and caring).
The ability to predict the sound of a violin can be a game changer for violin making, even improving on grand masters like Stradivarius.
New research shows that people low in self-esteem are much more likely to blame their personal problems on politics
A new study shows that people who score low in self-esteem are more likely to blame politics for their own personal problems.
The researchers found that pink-colored drinks can increase exercise performance by 4.4%.
New study shows that bank credit officers are more likely to make negative loan decisions in the early afternoon.
FoMO, or Fear of Missing Out, isn’t just a social media thing. In fact, it has more to do with loneliness and anxiety, new research shows.