Watching a woman with an hourglass figure trigger activity in parts of the male brain associated with drug and alcohol rewards.
Although many consumers are giving up sweets for Lent, candy sales actually increase for the season.
Experts weigh in on whether humanity can defy extinction and use its technological tools to survive on Earth.
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Ghosts aren't real, says psychologist Richard Wiseman, but our brains can trick us into thinking they are.
Researchers found that people are more likely to seek variety for lunch and dinner, while eating the same thing for breakfast day after day.
The Feejee Mermaid was one of P.T. Barnum's earliest successes in showmanship, promotion and humbug.
Fall or is it autumn? hasn't always been considered a season, and its relatively new seasonal status is reflected in the ambivalence over its name.
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Building a modern-day replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza would take five years and cost around $5 billion.
A series of graphic non-fiction books is proving that comics are terrific for telling stories about science.
The Guinness World Records bestowed the title of Tallest Living Man in America on Igor Vovkovinskiy of Minnesota, but he isn't the tallest in the world.