One theory for catatonia is that it is similar to an animal's “death feint.”
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Objective reality exists, but what can you know about it that isn't subjective. According to some neuroscientists, not much.
Your old-fashioned chronological age is just a number. Your biological age can tell you how healthy you really are.
A small, Seattle-based study will look to see if the psychedelic can alleviate the pandemic’s mental health impact.
Researchers are only just beginning to really understand anaesthesia awareness.
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Most people have a distorted view of what being a scientist is like. Scientists need to make a greater effort to challenge stereotypes.
Hippocrates overturned conventional wisdom and invented modern medicine.
The serotonin theory of depression started to be widely promoted in the 1990s, coinciding with a push to prescribe more SSRIs.
The world is full of great mysteries. This is one of them.
When we fail to help in a bad situation, we are morally responsible. So, why don't we pick up others' litter?
Through self-tracking and self-experimentation, we can greatly improve our cognitive capacity.
From ibuprofen to fentanyl, it’s about meeting the pain where it’s at.
Blissful ignorance can be a rational choice.
When justice isn’t tempered by something such as mercy, forgiveness, or nonviolence, efforts to make society more equitable often backfire.
The Field Medal was created to elevate promising mathematicians from underrepresented demographics. But has it followed through on that goal?
The wise, the old, and the experienced matter to a full and happy life.
Science has come a long way since Mary Shelley penned "Frankenstein." But we still grapple with the same questions.
What if your textbook lied to you?
The more horror we consume, the harder it becomes to find a good scare. These genuinely unsettling movies should get you in the mood for Halloween.
The number of people with dementia is expected to triple by 2060.
He wear no shoeshine, he got toe-jam football...
Shame is a powerful tool that must be used with care.
There are different types of atheism and atheists. In general, they can be classified as the non-religious, the non-believers, and agnostics.
Fossils of Australopithecus in a South African cave are one million years older than previously thought. This challenges the consensus that humans first evolved in East Africa.
Most cities reeked of death, defecation, and industrial waste. Still, focusing only on stench means turning a blind eye (or nose) to the many other smells that helped shape human history.
When Tal Golesworthy was told he was at risk of his aorta bursting, he wasn’t impressed with the surgery on offer – so he came up with his own idea.
Netflix might have something to do with it.
Is it deliberate fraud or just bad research?
Lessons from child development research teach us how we learn to trust others.