equality and fairness

Our Sense Of Fairness Evolved To Favor Long-Term Cooperation And Equity [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:16

Most species will be agitated if one individual receives a greater reward than another for the same task; but somewhere along the way, humans evolved to embrace a sense of fairness.


What Your Pupils Say About Your Decision-Making Skills

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:09

Scientists observed that volunteers' pupil size gave an accurate prediction of the outcome of future decisions, even before any information was presented.

stem cell

Major Stem Cell Breakthrough Is Partly Thanks To…Vitamin C?

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:00

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed a more reliable and efficient way to make stem cells, taking science one step closer to utilizing this technology for medical purposes.


So Much For 'Feeling' Confident: A Brand New Way To Measure Confidence

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:00

A new (rat) study found there's an actual science to confidence.


Hospitals May Soon Get Shark Skin-Like Wallpaper To Fend Off Superbugs

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:23

A team of researchers has developed a material modeled after the shark's sand paper-like skin, which they claim is highly effective in preventing the growth of bacteria.


Mid-Life Migraine Sufferers More Likely To Develop Parkinson’s: Study

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:12

Mid-life migraines with aura may be an indication of Parkinson's disease to come, a new study finds.

Different brain sizes

Size Matters (When It Comes To Your Parietal Cortex And Risk Aversion)

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:06

The size of your parietal cortex may predict whether or not you engage in risky business.


Turns Out Chimps Are Naughty By Nature, Just Like Us

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:33

Humans aren't to blame for chimpanzees' nasty tendency to kill one another, but figuring out what is the cause could help to protect this severely endangered animal.


Organ Donor Brains Show Where Altruism Lives

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:14

The decision to donate a kidney may come from our primitive desire to keep our species alive.


Too Drunk To Decide Enough's Enough? Wear These Clothes [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:19

Alcohol-monitoring clothes are now a thing, and they change shape when you've had too much.


Zombies And Fake Hands: Why The Uncanny Valley Is So Damn Creepy

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:05

We like things that are human, just not too human. We hate those.


The Smartphone App That Tells Users How Much They Check Their Phones

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 17:28

A tech-savvy company has come up with an ingenious way to help users be more aware of exactly how many times they check their phone each day.

 Gluten-Free Detection Device Will Be On The Market Next Year

This Handheld Device Can Test Food For Gluten [PHOTO]

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:23

A new handheld device will help gluten-free eaters and those with celiac disease detect if their food is safe to eat.


The 'Junk Words' You Use Might Predict Your Next Boyfriend

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:57

The way people use filler words may predict how well they will get along with a stranger or even reveal whether they are lying.


16 Years Later, A Hitchcock Flick Brings Man In Vegetative State Back

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:51

Patients in a vegetative state may not register any reaction to stimuli on their face, but the brain may be fully engaged.