The Best Way To Recover From A Break-Up — According To Science

A break-up can feel like the end of the world. And almost everybody goes through these jarring transitions at some point in their romantic lives, experiencing unbearable loss, confusion and despair. Luckily, a growing number of evidence-based strategies can help you cope. We talked to the experts to find out more. » 2/10/15 2:21pm 2/10/15 2:21pm

Future-Predicting Phones Will Speed Up App Launches

Even with a fancy A5 processor or who-knows-how-many-core Snapdragon chip, smart phones sometimes can't quite keep up and apps take far longer to load than we'd really like. A team of engineers, however, is building software that predicts the future in order to speed things up. » 6/27/12 6:03am 6/27/12 6:03am

Nature or Nurture? Actually, It Depends Where You Live

Nature or nurture? It's an age-old debate that sees conversations go round in circles and actually, if truth be told, for most human characteristics its often a combination of the two. A new study, however, suggests that where you live has a massive impact on which effect is most influential. » 6/12/12 11:00am 6/12/12 11:00am

Can Children Ever Be Diagnosed as Psychopaths?

All children play up from time to time, but deep-down, some are incredibly badly behaved. While it's easy enough to spot them in the playground, researchers are struggling to come to terms with whether it's possible to diagnose children as being real—and perhaps even dangerous—psychopaths. » 5/14/12 9:34am 5/14/12 9:34am

Just Thinking Women Are Nearby Makes Men Dumber

If you often find yourself stuck for words in the presence of women, don't beat yourself up; we've all been there. But it turns out it's not you, it's science! Merely thinking about the presence of women makes men stupid. » 3/13/12 2:40pm 3/13/12 2:40pm

Men Think Women Wearing Red Are More Interested in Sex

Red has always had a reputation for being raunchy. But why is it that men seem to be more attracted to women wearing red than any other color? » 2/28/12 1:00pm 2/28/12 1:00pm

Greed Isn’t Good: Wealth Can Make People Unethical

As an individual's wealth and status rise, so does their tendency to be unethical, concludes a new study of the relationship between socioeconomics and ethics. » 2/28/12 8:52am 2/28/12 8:52am

Why We Lie More Over the Phone, and Why TV News Pundits Should Watch…

According to research undertaken on the deceit of lying, we fib more over the phone than by email—perhaps because it can't easily come back to bite us, or maybe because of deeper psychological reasons? » 8/18/11 11:00am 8/18/11 11:00am