You might want to think twice before choosing not to gift wrap presents for Christmas and birthdays, according to research on the etiquette of wrapping.
A real estate survey found that a surprisingly large percentage of people would consider buying a potentially haunted house. Would you?
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss.
Parents who restrict their children's use of new media technologies may be acting counterproductively in the long run, particularly if they claim after-school homework time is the reason.
A study has found that you can improve your writing by simply typing more slowly.
A fearless myth-slayer, one physics professor has driven a scientific state into the heart of ghost, vampire and zombie myths.
Envy vs jealousy, disease vs illness These are just three examples of psychological terms that are commonly assumed to be similar, if not identical, but which actually refer to very different concepts.
An analysis of nearly 1,000 scripts found that stereotypes of women, race, and aging are created and reinforced in films.
Can you smell "asparagus pee" -- the odor present in urine after people eat asparagus?
Do you detour to shop at outlet stores on road trips? Well, if you love the feeling of getting a bargain, you might want to stop reading now.
Seeing someone move an electric toward one of your limbs nerve-wracking. How does a cast saw work without cutting your skin?
Lava lamps were all the rage in the 1960s - the perfect time to debut something that created such a surreal-looking landscape. Here's how they work.
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most common types of genetic variation among people.
For some seriously questionable old-fashioned marital advice from 1861, take a look at one doctor's sex rules for couples.
After evolving from horses some two million years ago, zebras earned their stripes. But why? A team of scientists has found part of the answer.
Many women and men have realized their dreams of flying in space. They all began by submitting an application to become an astronaut. Here's how.
Immersing yourself in the world of people doing amazing things can bring unexpected results. Here's what you can learn from Pixar's creative process.
We know that sleep is crucial for learning and memory - but exactly how the brain forms long-term memories not well understood.
If you're doing online dating, these tips from researchers will help you give your profile the best chance of being seen and remembered.
Researchers have discovered that arachnophobes tend to overestimate spider size when they see an eight-legged creepy-crawly.
There really was a giant, flightless bird - Gastornis - with a head the size of a horse's wandering the high Arctic some 53 million years ago.
For years, the spinning dancer optical illusion has been making the rounds - but what is it really about?
Do naps prevent burnout? Evidence is mounting that sleep may enhance information processing and learning, and can ease irritation and frustration.