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.
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.
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
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
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
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
A lack of diversity is never a good thing, especially for our microbiomes, which may be a factor in obesity.
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.
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.
Why Every Science Textbook Is Now Out of Date
Four new elements have been added to the periodic table.
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.
Taken from cows at night, the milk's elevated levels of tryptophan and melatonin suggests it could work as a sleep aid for humans.
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.
Are We 5 Years Away From Being Able to Reverse Aging?
One Harvard Medical School genetics professor thinks so.
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