Why Do Knuckles Go Pop? Researchers May Finally Have The Answer.

There's some disagreement among physiologists about knuckle-cracking and how it produces its characteristic popping sound. Now, Canadian scientists have used MRI scans to watch what happens inside a cracking finger joint in real time – and their observations may have settled this longstanding debate for good. » 4/15/15 12:30pm 4/15/15 12:30pm

​Can You Control Your Metabolism With Your Mind?

Well... maybe. In this intriguing video piece, NPR's Alix Spiegel discusses the work of Columbia psychologist Alia Crum, whose research suggests that food labels have a placebo effect on the way our bodies respond to food and experience hunger. But to what extent do these results mean that we can think ourselves thin? » 4/16/14 9:30am 4/16/14 9:30am

Scientists prove a point by injecting liquid into babies' diapers

It's not always glamorous, being a scientist. Sure, occasionally you get to smash subatomic particles together or sequence a genome, but other times, you are stuck in a room, alone, waiting for a baby to fall asleep so you can fill its little diaper with simulated pee. To be fair, in doing that you might be helping… » 1/20/14 10:29am 1/20/14 10:29am