Walking May Spark Creative Thinking
A young woman walks down a street
April 24th, 2014
From artists to office workers, people in all walks of life claim that going for a stroll helps them work out ideas or overcome creative blocks, and now new research finds that stretching one's legs really does give a mental boost.
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Dutch Student Sells His Data for €350 but at What Price Privacy? (Op-Ed)
auction, privacy
April 22nd, 2014
A dutch student has taken the bold decision to sell all his data at auction. It’s a decision that should make us think about the future of our own information.
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Education and Explosions, Alloys and Animation: Q+A With Ainissa Ramirez
risk managament
April 22nd, 2014
Sometimes you have to leave the world of science to become one of its greatest advocates.
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VIDEO: Solving the world's toilet shortage
A bathroom toilet
April 24th, 2014
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Hot Tchaikovsky: Fertile Women Prefer Complex Composers
couple plays piano together
April 22nd, 2014
Women in the fertile phase of their menstrual cycle are more likely than women in the nonfertile phase to say they'd be interested in a fling with the composer of a complex tune.
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The Toy Thing: It Was Never About Pink or Blue (Op-Ed)
toys, gender
April 22nd, 2014
Sometimes toy preferences have nothing to do with gender.
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Misleading Gun-Death Chart Draws Fire
reuters-chart
April 23rd, 2014
Recent news reports about how Florida's "stand your ground" law affected the number of deaths in the state have raised a few eyebrows, thanks to a strange statistical chart.
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Mt. Everest: Why Do People Keep Climbing It?
mount everest
April 22nd, 2014
Despite tales of overcrowding, fighting and tragedy, hundreds of people continue to try to summit Everest every year. What's the appeal?
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Why You Shouldn't Put Your Partner on a Pedestal
man woos an uninterested woman
April 21st, 2014
It's a good thing to feel that your partner sees you as better than you see yourself. But over-idealizing your romantic partner could make your mate feel misunderstood and pressured to live up to unwanted expectations.
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