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June 19 2014 10:19 AM

Living Forever, the Right Way

Through the Immortality Project, researchers aim to answer the moral and biological questions surrounding extending human life spans. 

June 6 2014 4:02 PM

Can Language Influence Our Perception of Reality? 

New research suggests that subtle linguistic differences can frame our approaches to difficult problems— and even affect our views on space and time

May 23 2014 1:42 PM

The Next Frontier of Medicine

Following your gut takes on a whole new meaning as scientists find relationships between the brain and gut bacteria. 

May 8 2014 4:05 PM

Why Being Rich Might Make You a Jerk

A new study finds that people who are rich—or just consider themselves rich—are more likely to cut people off in traffic, blow past pedestrians, and even take candy from children

April 30 2014 3:57 PM

Starting From the Bottom: Why Mexicans are the Most Successful Immigrants in America 

A new study from UC Irvine and UCLA challenges our definition of success

April 25 2014 3:48 PM

Green But Not Green: How Pot Farms Trash the Environment

New research suggests that unlawful marijuana farming is diverting water sources, poisoning animals, and increasing erosion.

Oct. 10 2013 7:07 PM

A Medical Lab in the Palm of Your Hand

Not everyone can visit a medical clinic—but almost anyone can use a cellphone. Learn how one professor is changing the field of medical testing by turning smartphones into portable laboratories.

Oct. 10 2013 6:59 PM

Have Researchers Discovered the Secret of Happiness?

Researchers have long considered happiness too complex an emotion to control. But one psychologist may have discovered the hidden origins of contentment—and a way to harness them for our own good.

Oct. 10 2013 6:47 PM

Making Memories, One Lie at a Time

Most of us believe our memories are infallible, but many come directly from our imagination. Read how one psychologist has learned to plant false memories—sometimes for our own good.

Oct. 10 2013 6:42 PM

Alien Life—On Our Own Planet

Scientists have discovered life in a subglacial lake long thought too barren to sustain as much as a microbe. What does that mean for the possibility of life on other planets?

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