Nope. Oxytocin isn't going to become the "trust me" drug.

Oxytocin is often referred to as the "trust hormone," a claim that was reinforced by a 2005 study in which participants became more trusting after it was administered via a nasal spray. Trouble is, few studies have been able to reproduce this result, prompting at least one neuroscientist to suggest it's high-time we… » 12/18/13 8:40am 12/18/13 8:40am

Research Suggests That Left-Pawed Dogs Are Just Slightly Evil

You probably already assumed that left-pawed dogs — and yes, some dogs do have forepaw and even hindquarter preferences — are ever so slightly evil, but now there’s a scientific study in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior to confirm your suspicions that left-pawed dogs are scheming to bark at you and make you seem… » 6/02/13 2:32pm 6/02/13 2:32pm

Migaloo, perhaps the world's only white humpback whale, has been…

Everyone, say hello to Migaloo. That's what people call the white humpback whale pictured up top. When he was first spotted back in 1991, Migaloo (which is Aboriginal for "white fella") was the first all-white humpback researchers had ever seen. (And according to his website, he remains the only documented white… » 9/28/12 6:40am 9/28/12 6:40am

Humans are a lot less violent than we think

While everyone's always waxing like Lord Tennyson about nature being "red in tooth and claw," neuroscience and psychology are quietly telling us that we may be innately nicer than we think. Sure, we're not cuddly little bunny rabbits, but many lines of evidence over the past few decades have pointed toward some… » 3/12/12 2:11pm 3/12/12 2:11pm

Is your immune system controlling how you feel about this person?

Were you recently sick? If so, newly published research says you're more likely to be repelled by "disfigured" faces like the one up top. The findings provide the very first evidence of how a biological immune response can actually give rise to a psychological immune reaction — and this backs up recent research that… » 9/12/11 8:30am 9/12/11 8:30am