Published June 12, 2012
Night owls often wake up for work or school with a scowl on their faces and wishing for an IV drip of coffee, while morning people come skipping in 15 minutes early. However, morning people aren't chipper just as the sun is coming up; they are happier and more satisfied with life overall
Published June 01, 2012
Most people spend a large chunk of their day parked in front of a computer. While they type away, these office workers are shedding millions of bacteria. Who are the worst offenders?
Published May 02, 2012
What gives you the motivation to go the extra mile for a promotion or a perfect test score? It may be your levels of a brain chemical called dopamine. Researchers have found amounts of this chemical in three brain regions determine if a person is a go-getter or a procrastinator
Published March 19, 2012
Catch yourself daydreaming while washing the dishes again? If this happens often you probably have a pretty capable working memory, new research suggests
Published March 16, 2012
After a night of heavy partying, you might need a few clues to piece together your night. New research suggests that some people are more susceptible than others to blackouts and memory loss after tossing a few back
Published December 13, 2011
Many explanations for the gender gap in math skills don't hold up, suggests new research on math skills and gender in 86 countries.
Published November 02, 2011
Before the invention of the magnetic compass, navigating with a sundial would have been difficult, particularly on overcast days. Ancient Viking lore suggests that they had a magical tool to find the sun, even when the star was hidden.
Published October 17, 2011
Swearing on television during prime time will most likely get a show fined by the Federal Communication Commission, and new research suggests it might be for good reasons.
Published September 24, 2011
A large Roman shipyard has been uncovered an ancient port in Rome called Portus, researchers reported Thursday.
Published September 15, 2011
In what might seem like a scene from a monster movie, an ancient 20-foot crocodile and the world's largest snake may have battled it out in Colombian forest rivers 60 million years ago.