An emu was stolen this week from a wildlife park near Sydney, Australia. Could this be the perfect crime?
It’s a battle of the surveys, as one finds that Facebook and email are more irresistible than sex, while another asserts that sex offers far more happiness and pleasure than online pursuits.
When people begin to worry about their mortality, they might fight the blues by buying a fancy sports car, having an affair, or even getting a toupee. But, what is a great ape to do?
A new study finds that summer babies are less likely to become CEOs.
A study finds that beautiful women are more likely to be viewed as guilty in cases involving the murder of abusive partners.
Despite years of anti-smoking campaigns featuring everything from catchy slogans to graphic photos of diseased lungs, public health officials have been unable to dispel the notion that lighting up is something the cool kids do.
Using new headsets to operate video games and hands-free keyboards might leave you vulnerable to brain “hacking.”
When house flies get busy, they run the risk of becoming a bat’s dinner.
Have you ever wondered how your days stack up to those of the average American? Here’s your chance to find out. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has just released the American Time Use Survey, which looks at the amount of time per day people spend working, taking care of their kids, and letting off steam.
“Where’s the beef?” you ask. The answer seems to be both on a man’s plate and in his sense of self. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research found that consumers link eating meat with their concept of masculinity.
Harvard scientists have determined that people really, really like talking about themselves. While that may not be breaking news, the reasons why might surprise you.
In news certain to raise the insecurities of men everywhere, scientists have determined that size does, in fact, matter to females–at least among gorillas.
As strange as it sounds, there may be nothing so good as a sad movie to lift your spirits.
Spend enough time with children and you’re sure to hear them blurt out a tearful, “That’s not fair!” And, as it turns out, children develop a sense of fairness even before they can speak in complete sentences.
Do cellphones make people selfish? If you’ve ever had to shush a garrulous iPhone user in the seat next to you at the movie theater, the answer may seem obvious. And now, a new study confirms our phone fears.
A study by researchers at Baylor and the University of Maine has proven something that has been obvious to me for a long time–that humble people are more likely to be helpful to others than egotists. Why is this obvious, you ask? Because, being far and away the most humble person I know, I speak from experience.
Researchers at the University of Vermont are measuring the happiness of society by looking at the language used on Twitter. The verdict? Overall happiness–at least among Twitter users–has declined over the last three years.
Move over Myers Briggs and make room for the nose. According to a new research study, people can often guess the personality of another person by smelling them.
According to a new study, the simple act of walking through a doorway makes people more forgetful.
If you’re happy and you know it, you may just live longer than the sad sack sitting next to you. Researchers have found that happier people are 35% less likely to die over the next five years than their less joyful counterparts.
How much would you spend for a 104-year-old biscuit? What if it was all that stood between you and starvation in the heart of the Antarctic?
Animals have long played an important role for humans–we have hunted them, been hunted by them, domesticated them, and taken them into our homes as companions. And, a new study suggests, animals also have a special place in our heads.
While the fence between U.S.-Mexico is intended to stop smuggling, terrorism, and illegal immigration, endangered animals are also being stopped at the border.
It turns out that pigeons have an impressive ability to remember people’s faces, and aren’t fooled even when we change our clothes.
As any biologist will tell you, sex doesn’t seem to make sense. It requires males, which waste resources but don’t directly produce offspring. Why bother with males at all when asexual reproduction is so much more efficient?