Research

We Feel Less Responsible for Acting Badly When Ordered to Do Something
Behavior

We Feel Less Responsible for Acting Badly When Ordered to Do Something

New research attempts to get at the root of why we are so easily persuaded to commit unethical actions when told to do so by another person.
Laura Entis
Shaming Wrongdoers Makes You Appear More Trustworthy, Study Says
Radicals & Visionaries

Shaming Wrongdoers Makes You Appear More Trustworthy, Study Says

The report shows why conveying your moral outrage can make people more inclined to trust you.
Nina Zipkin
Flashes of Light May Be a Quick Cure for Jet Lag
Sleep

Flashes of Light May Be a Quick Cure for Jet Lag

Stanford researchers have found that exposing sleepers to an hour of short bursts of light made it possible for bodies to adjust.
Scientists Extend the Lifespan of Mice by up to 35 Percent
Health

Scientists Extend the Lifespan of Mice by up to 35 Percent

Hypothetically, if the drug treatment did add 35 percent to the lifespan of humans, it would bring average life expectancy to between 95 and 100 years.
Being a Morning Person Is in Your DNA, Says 23andMe
Sleep

Being a Morning Person Is in Your DNA, Says 23andMe

The results of the new study point to 15 different DNA locations associated with being "a morning person."
A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes Is a Step Closer
Health

A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes Is a Step Closer

Scientists and researchers at MIT and Harvard, in collaboration with other university experts, have developed an implantable device that could prevent implanted insulin-producing cells from being attacked.
Study: Low-Fiber Diets Could Be Messing With Gut Bacteria Diversity
Personal Health

Study: Low-Fiber Diets Could Be Messing With Gut Bacteria Diversity

A lack of diversity is never a good thing, especially for our microbiomes, which may be a factor in obesity.
Laura Entis
Why Small Business Failure Rates are Declining
Starting a Business

Why Small Business Failure Rates are Declining

Starting a business still carries risk, but the percentage of companies shutting down has slowed over the past few decades.
Scott Shane
Could 'Poop Pills' Be the Key to Treating Obesity?
Health

Could 'Poop Pills' Be the Key to Treating Obesity?

Researchers are examining the link between gut bacteria and metabolism in humans with new clinical trial.
Laura Entis
Why Every Science Textbook Is Now Out of Date
Science

Why Every Science Textbook Is Now Out of Date

Four new elements have been added to the periodic table.
Arjun Kharpal
Check This Out: GPS Top Hat Gives Directions With Audio Cues
Technology

Check This Out: GPS Top Hat Gives Directions With Audio Cues

The prototype may look ludicrous, but it's both hands-free and language-free.
Can't Sleep? A Glass of 'Night Milk' Might Help.
Sleep

Can't Sleep? A Glass of 'Night Milk' Might Help.

Taken from cows at night, the milk's elevated levels of tryptophan and melatonin suggests it could work as a sleep aid for humans.
Laura Entis
Study: Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy Nearly Doubles the Risk of an Autism Diagnosis
Autism

Study: Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy Nearly Doubles the Risk of an Autism Diagnosis

New research finds that taking antidepressants during the second or third trimester of pregnancy increased the chance of the child being diagnosed with autism by 87 percent.
Laura Entis
Are We 5 Years Away From Being Able to Reverse Aging?
Science

Are We 5 Years Away From Being Able to Reverse Aging?

One Harvard Medical School genetics professor thinks so.
Laura Entis