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Their prevalence shows how blurry the line is between "normal" and "mentally ill," researchers say.
Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have created software that crafts narratives out of GPS data from tagged birds. Is it time, in science, for the data to speak?
Traditional research ethics may suffice while studies of the brain are still in their early days, said members of a presidential commission that met on Tuesday.
Contrary to what some headlines suggest, today's young people are not having more no-strings-attached sex than their predecessors, a scholar says.
At the American Sociological Association’s meeting, scholars shared research on how "micro mechanisms" perpetuate inequality.
Top psychologists have trumpeted the ideal ratio of positive to negative emotions. Now critics, including Alan Sokal, say they didn’t do the math.
Now that the need for transparency is better acknowledged, the next challenge is figuring out how best to share.
The author of a new book on Stanley Milgram's famous obedience study unearthed some experiments he left out. Do they undermine his gloomy conclusions about human nature?
The same pattern—inactivity, then scandal, then reform—has characterized Congressional activity on intelligence gathering since the 1970s.
Earlier this year, just before the Super Bowl, UCLA researchers claimed to have detected football’s notorious brain disease, CTE, for the first time in living patients. A media swarm ensued. But what exactly did they find?
A political scientist examines the decision-making process of advocacy groups in choosing which battles to fight, and which to ignore.
But a group of genoeconomists, who seek to tie human genetics to traits relevant to the social sciences, shows in a new study that there are still useful links to be found.
The director of a military research center calls on fellow psychological scientists to better test programs that help veterans cope with mental-health issues.
Global warming lightens icy loads of glacier, which may make it easier for magma to surge out. That's the theory, and researchers are testing its likelihood.
Why did Bard College hold a weeklong meeting on the self-published work of an amateur philosopher and professional jeweler? Some participants suspect Bard was bestowing academic legitimacy on a wealthy donor.
Muslim clerics hold a lot of power. As interpreters of the Koran, they issue religious rulings, or fatwas, that can sway millions of people. Yet in the study of religious extremism, remarkably little work has been done to determine why some clerics become radical and others do not. Show More Summary
What you believe about the similarity between human beings and animals may reveal more than you thought.
Earth's atmospheric CO2 will soon touch, if briefly, a milestone. Are we premature in marking it?
Lawrence M. Wein says the best way to save the most lives would be to deliver food only to the children most likely to benefit from it. Other scholars have praised his approach.
Beth McMurtrie, at the International Studies Association conference in San Francisco, talks to Erica Chenoweth, whose forthcoming book explores a surprisingly nurturing environment for terrorism.