Top 10 Ways to Perfect Your Daily Routine with the Power of Science

Science is awesome. It explains how birds can fly, why the sky is blue, and how gravity works. However, you can also use science to perfect the tiny details of your everyday life—from sleeping better to working smarter and even cooking better food. Here are 10 ways sciences teaches us how to improve our daily lives. » 7/20/13 3:17pm 7/20/13 3:17pm

Could your mind be reprogrammed while you're asleep?

Researchers have proved that people can be conditioned with behaviors in their sleep — and then exhibit those same behaviors when they're awake, without any memory of the earlier training. While there's some suggestion this could lead to methods of learning information in your sleep, the potential for night-time… » 8/28/12 11:00am 8/28/12 11:00am

Friendly dolphins help Brazilian fishermen to catch fish

We think of dolphins as playful — but they may also be more cunning than we ever realized. A subset of the dolphin population in Laguna, Brazil has started cooperating with human fishing expeditions. The dolphins will help people get better catches, in return for whatever the fisherman discard. They'll drive schools… » 5/04/12 6:30am 5/04/12 6:30am

Immersion in a foreign language rewires your brain - especially when…

By the time you reach adulthood, learning a foreign language is a struggle – even after you memorize grammar and vocabulary, there's no guarantee that you'll understand a fast-talking native speaker, and when you stop studying for even a month, you seem to forget everything you'd learned. » 3/31/12 2:00pm 3/31/12 2:00pm