Research shows that good-looking people tend to earn more, get better jobs, and even get better grades in school than their plainer counterparts. This Science Update explores a study that may help explain why.
You may not think of pro football coaches as overly cautious. But according to a study, some of their decisions aren’t gutsy enough.
In this Science Update, learn how streambeds can shape a species.
We see cracks every day—on the sidewalk, in a wall, or in a window. But just because they’re common doesn’t mean they’re easy to study scientifically. You'll learn why in this Science Update.
In this Science Update, learn about how a recent movie spent money reconstructing a dead language.
Dogs are often used to sniff out everything from illegal drugs to explosives. But new research shows that they can also smell cancer.
The Internet has changed the way we listen to music. This Science Update explores how scientists in Europe are working on a smarter way to look for it.
What’s the world’s smallest living creature? According to this Science Update, it depends on what you mean by “living.”
In this Science Update, you can learn how computer scientists in Finland have turned the fantasy of playing an air guitar into a multimedia reality.
If you feel fat but don’t look it, there may be a good reason. Researchers in England have found that when it comes to body image, the brain has a mind of its own.
Some shoppers spend hours reading consumer reports to choose the right brand. But could something as simple as the letters in its name bias their decision?
This Science Update reveals a surprising connection between fish and flowers.
Mathematicians are trying to make sports team rankings fairer.
In this Science Update, hear about a study looking for any truth to the idea that men act especially macho when they feel their manhood is threatened.
This Science Update discusses the best speed for fuel efficiency.
In the 1980's, so-called "crack babies" made headlines by demonstrating the destructive effects of crack cocaine in the womb. This Science Update looks at a study that suggests that the popular club drug crystal meth could damage a fetus with even a single dose.
Many musicians will tell you that they don't just hear music – they also feel it in their bodies. Turns out even babies do too. You'll learn about it in this Science Update.
Not everyone can play a musical instrument, but most adult Americans can drive a car. That's why one engineer decided to combine the two experiences.
In the "Jurassic Park" movies, scientists re-created living dinosaurs from fossilized DNA. That's science fiction, but recently, real-life scientists reconstructed the entire genetic code of an extinct cave bear.
Research finds that Americans are getting too many of their calories from drinks.