Friends’ genes may help friends stay in school

While there’s scientific evidence to suggest that your genes have something to do with how far you’ll go in school, new research by a...

High cost of naturalization prevents low-income immigrants from becoming citizens

Immigrants who want to become U.S. citizens face barriers from the high cost of the naturalization application, according to a new Stanford study.  The...

Mantis Shrimp Size Each Other Up Before Giving Up a Fight

To a mantis shrimp, walking away from a fight doesn’t mean being a wimp. It means recognizing who they’re up against and knowing when...

Scientists open window into psychosis

Why do some people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia experience psychosis, a disconnection from reality that can make them believe their actions are being...

A high-salt diet produces dementia in mice

A high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and causes dementia in mice, according to a new study by scientists from Weill...

Memory gene goes viral

Two independent teams of scientists from the University of Utah and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have discovered that a gene crucial for...

Hubble weighs in on mass of 3 million billion suns

In 2014, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope found that this enormous galaxy cluster contains the mass of a staggering three million billion...

Truth Decay: Declining trust in facts, institutions imposes real-world costs on US society

Americans' reliance on facts to discuss public issues has declined significantly in the past two decades, leading to political paralysis and collapse of civil...

Being bilingual may help autistic children

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make...

Putting Probiotic Supplements to the Test

It’s a great time to be a bacterium. For more than a century, bacteria have been typecast as villainous bodily invaders in the stomach-churning, fever-inducing...