Smart people have more efficient brains

Research out of ETH Zurich has found that the brains of more intelligent people are...

Are we losing the Southern accent?

Whether you call it a drawl or a twang, odds are “y’all” are familiar...

Why scary movies freak the heck out of us

As the creator of classics such as Psycho and The Birds, Alfred Hitchcock has...

How cosmic winds affect galactic evolution

While astronomers already knew that cosmic winds travelling through galaxies could cause star formation...

Teens having less sex now than in the '80s

The number of sexually-active teenagers in the US is at its lowest point in a quarter of a century, and less than half as...

melanistic monarch

Birds on smaller islands are darker, more aggressive

Animal populations on small islands tend to diverge from standard populations over evolutionary timescales. They simply get more weird,...

Kepler-452b

Meet Earth's cousin: The newly discovered Kepler-452b

Call it "New Earth" or "Earth 2.0": NASA’s Kepler mission has for the first time found a new planet...

sixth taste

Scientists believe people have a sixth basic taste: Fat

Experts have long asserted that humans have the ability to detect six basic tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter...