Science

Can pretending to be Einstein actually make you smarter?

Scientists made a virtual reality Einstein body to see if it changed people's intelligence.

Here’s what face you search for when you look into a crowd

Scientists set out to figure out what we notice, and it reveals something about what's important to us.

This hidden bias might be why you're not getting ahead at work

Men are more likely to be called by their last names than women. A new study says that could be holding women back.

How do you stop temper tantrums?

A behavioral scientist weighs in on getting kids to stop throwing tantrums in public places.

Some people can actually hear shooting stars

Scientists may have cracked a puzzle that's been confusing people for centuries.

Dogs have been wandering America longer than we knew

Ancient skeletons found in Illinois are more than 10,000 years old.

Why your boss shouldn't complain if you browse Facebook at work

A new study explores whether 'cyberloafing' is a problematic waste of company time or simply something to do when you're bored.

There's a reason you're not getting enough sleep, and it might surprise you

Frequent wakeups have a fascinating biological explanation, according to a new study.

Physicist reveals science secrets of 'Star Wars' in new book

Georgetown professor explores the science behind the Jedi Force, lightsabers and the Death Star.

There’s a neuron in your brain, and it’s named after Jennifer Aniston

This is what happens when you watch too much television, America.

Spiders prefer mating with older women – and they don't mind getting eaten afterward

So maybe their decision-making skills are questionable. But at least they died happy.

Engineer builds a tiny robot that crawls inside your body

From delivering medicine to taking biopsies, a futuristic invention has arrived.

This traffic expert wants to change how we park

Scientists and urban planners create virtual reality lab to study the psychology of parking decisions.

Scientists are getting closer to recording your dreams

You may soon be able to watch your dreams while you're awake.

Can you engineer your own dreams?

They seem random and totally bizarre sometimes. A new study looks at people trying to initiate lucid dreams.