research

Want People to Trust Your Child? Give Her a Name That's Easy to Pronounce.
May 01, 2014

New research reveals that what we're called can influence how smart and trustworthy we seem. 

Experts Agree: Don't Try Too Hard
December 16, 2013

Surprising new revelations from research into weight loss, athletics, and motor skills

The Lethality of Loneliness
We now know how it can ravage our body and brain
May 13, 2013

For the first time in history, we understand how isolation can ravage the body and brain. Now, what should we do about it?

A Dark Irony: Boston Is Our National Hub of Explosives Detection
April 17, 2013

When two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring 176, the Department of Homeland Security’s designated “center of excellence” for developing explosive detection technology was closed for

The Gun-Death Database That America Deserves
Obama's budget would fund research that the NRA has long opposed
April 15, 2013

Obama's budget would fund research that the NRA has long opposed.

Why Do Grandmothers Exist?
Solving an evolutionary mystery
January 29, 2013

By the cold logic of evolutionary science, post-menopausal women lack obvious utility. That they manage to attain old age requires explanation.