Do naps prevent burnout? Evidence is mounting that sleep may enhance information processing and learning, and can ease irritation and frustration.
The popularity of CrossFit workouts prompted the American Council on Exercise to commission a study to evaluate its effectiveness. Here are the results.
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.
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.
Find out about ISR's Self-Rescue swimming lessons - a method that teaches young kids how survive in the water, and how to get themselves to safety.
Gum and hair are a bad combo. But don't fear - there are ways to remove chewing gum from hair without resorting to an emergency haircut. Here's how.
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.
Nice weather brings many opportunities for fun and learning through water play.
Summer is the perfect time for students of all ages to relax, but it’s also a time when learning loss - the summer slide - can occur. Get some tips here!
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.
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.
There's not enough emphasis on the strengths of people with autism, Temple Grandin says - and that's something parents and teachers need to change.
When it comes to exercise for abs, how do fitness machines and products measure up to the traditional crunch for giving you an abdominal workout?
It's been known that mindfulness meditation alleviates stress, but a new study found that 25 minute sessions can improve mental and physical health.
A research team has discovered an invisible shield in space, some 7,200 miles above Earth, that blocks killer electrons.
People who score high on neuroticism in personality tests tend to have negative thoughts and feelings of all types - but often have bonus creativity.
Here are 12 different images of black holes that powerfully demonstrate just how energetic and amazing our universe can be.
Check out some genius views on the creative power of solitude, including perspectives from Tesla, Mozart, Einstein and Picasso.
The perks that come with spending days without gravity are out of this world! Here are a few things astronauts enjoy about living in space.
Quilting blocks aligned to create an out-of-this-world star quilt that pulled together the talents of an astronaut and crafters from all over earth.
Are there any differences between crocodiles and alligators, or are they just different names for the same thing?
When children are unmotivated at school, new research suggests their genes may be part of the equation.
That widely-accepted notion permeates popular culture, do those romantic attraction differences hold up?