The Imposter Who Stole My Father's Place

In this excerpt from his new book The Ravenous Brain, neuroscientist Daniel Bor explores how a brain injury reveals the truth about human consciousness. » 9/06/12 4:00pm 9/06/12 4:00pm

An Illusion that Explains Why Typos Are So Hard to Catch

Every time you type an email or a document, errors are likely to creep in — and no matter how carefully you proof read, you might not catch everything. Why do we have such a hard time noticing typos and repeated words? » 7/10/12 2:18pm 7/10/12 2:18pm

Living alone could send you to an early grave

Two studies published this week have drawn a link between either living alone or feeling lonely — and an increased risk of death. Your lone wolf habits could be driving you to an early end. » 6/22/12 8:20am 6/22/12 8:20am

Mice that eat yogurt have bigger balls, exhibit "mouse swagger"

Researchers have shown that male mice that eat yogurt lug around bigger testicles, inseminate partners faster, and produce more offspring than those who don't. And yogurt-eating females give birth to larger and healthier litters. » 5/04/12 1:20pm 5/04/12 1:20pm

Atheists can win your trust by appealing to secular authority

Everybody hates atheists. One recent study found that atheists are trusted about as much as rapists — or maybe even less. Why do people find atheists so untrustworthy? Maybe it's because they don't believe there's an all-seeing judge monitoring their actions. » 4/27/12 1:20pm 4/27/12 1:20pm