If you're a picky eater, or if the texture of bananas make you gag, you might have a hypersensitive gag reflex. Here's how to suppress it.
Most sociologists think these color-gender norms are a recent phenomenon, and have no basis in biology.
What's your favorite color? In a recent study, a sociologist asked people that very question. Here are the most popular colors, by gender.
Richard Muller says his new study shows global warming is almost entirely caused by greenhouse gas emissions by humans.
Research shows rivalry can boost athletic performance by as much as 2 percent, and having a rival helps motivate people in their daily lives, too.
You might think scientists would have charted every aspect of their home turf by now, but they haven't: The human body still harbors mysteries aplenty.
Most dogs can't stop themselves from chasing beams from laser pointers, but the intangible nature of the beam can leave them unfulfilled.
The anger and hatred spewed in Internet comment threads damages society, as well as people's health, psychologists say.
Something went terribly wrong at a motivational seminar last week, when attendees failed to walk across hot coals. Here's how to — and how not to — firewalk.
There has never been an openly gay or lesbian astronaut at NASA. Sally Ride's legacy could change that.
Some have argued that if more citizens carried concealed weapons, an armed moviegoer could have prevented the Colorado shooting. Experts cast doubt on this notion.
The age-old question of whether to run or walk in the rain has a new answer. In most cases, you can keep driest by running as quickly as possible.
Gun control was widely supported at the time of the nation's founding. Today, no one can agree on ways to prevent tragedies like the theater shooting in Colorado. Here's why things changed.
Evolutionary psychologists have teased apart competing theories for why humans feel the urge to punish others. The new research suggests we do it to maintain fairness.
Night vision cameras have revealed a new class of UFOs that only emit infrared light. What are they?
An NYC bus driver caught an autistic child mid-air after she plunged three stories from the window of a building. How was this possible?
In a new study comparing men's and women's IQs, women have the edge for the first time in a century.
Climate change deniers are touting a new study as evidence against global warming, but they're grossly misconstruing it.
Lions and tigers each have fighting advantages over the other, but ultimately, the tiger has an edge. Here's why.
Considering all the mysteries that remain, Pluto's newfound moon almost definitely won't be the last of its surprises.
If you woke up out of a coma just as the sun sat perched on the horizon, would you know dawn from dusk?