Tears of joy and tears of sadness look different under the microscope

We can cry because we're happy. We can cry because we're sad. We can cry because we're cutting onions. We can cry just because we need to cry. They're all completely different emotions... but are they different tears? Photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher wanted to find out in her series The Topography of Tears. She put dried… » 11/20/13 8:02pm 11/20/13 8:02pm

The Happiest and Saddest Places in the Country as Told by Your Tweets

Louisiana residents probably won't be too pleased to hear the following news, which, for them, won't really be a change of pace at all. According to a team at the very not-real-sounding Vermont Complex Systems Center and based on what is surely a totally objective and not at all arbitrary analysis of tweets,… » 2/19/13 4:20pm 2/19/13 4:20pm

Science Answers Whether Money Can Buy Happiness

A lot of people say that money can't buy happiness. Or that more money causes more problems (RIP Biggie). Are those people right? NO! Of course not. Money can definitely buy you happiness, it just depends how you spend it. ASAP Science took a look at the age old question and shows you how scientifically you can get… » 12/20/12 7:20pm 12/20/12 7:20pm