Is exercise addiction socially acceptable at gyms? Study finds little difference in social support between people at risk for exercise addiction and those not at risk.

Certain behaviors are often socially accepted and even encouraged when they’re considered productive, regardless of potential health risks. This can include behaviors like exercising, dieting, and working. Frequent exercise is generally seen as a sign of a healthy lifestyle, but READ MORE

What if the entire planet had it’s own flag? A scientist proposes that as we explore space, the Blue Marble flag should be used as a symbol for the citizens of Earth.

By Eric Moyer and Gina Riggio Blue Marble Space Young Scientist Program Since humanity’s first journey off the ground, advances in space exploration and aviation have been a fierce competition among nations on the international stage. Sanjoy Som writes in READ MORE

Music Makes Our Body Move Unawares Researchers show that your body grooves to music even when you don’t know it's happening!

Be it tapping our feet, nodding, or simply swaying, music makes us move! However, did you know that the body moves to music even when we’re not aware of it? These small movements are referred to as “micromotion”, and have READ MORE

Babies Learn About Eye Contact Early in Life More evidence shows that socializing is an important human behavior for brain development, even for infants.

As infants, we absorb any information our surroundings have to offer, especially if other humans are involved. Infants can recognize their native language, the faces of their own species, and even the faces of their own race. It’s all part READ MORE

Are Microaggressions Based on Good Science? A psychologist claims that microaggression research is still in its infancy, so to inform policy, we have a long way to go.

If you’ve been on the internet in the last five years, you may have come across the word “microaggression.” A microaggression is an unintentional rude statement toward people in historically stigmatized groups, such as women, non-whites, immigrants, or the disabled, READ MORE

Do Nice Apes Finish Last? It’s Complicated. Despite their natural cooperativity, adult bonobos appeared to favor both humans and cartoon characters that are unhelpful.

by Nick Tomasello Guest Contributor Bonobo apes are among our closest genetic relatives. Like humans, they are very social and are known to cooperate to find food. However, new research published in the journal Cell describes a key way our READ MORE

Can We Teach a Computer to Be Creative? Researchers at Apple write an algorithm that lets computers train other computers to learn patterns

by Mohit Nalavadi Creativity is no small task. We do our best to cultivate and cherish the imagination of young children, and struggle to maintain those senses as we get older. But what exactly is creativity? Can its rules be READ MORE

Would a Self-Driving Car Kill You If it Had the Chance? A series virtual reality experiments approach the uncomfortable subject of whether human ethics should inform the ethics of self-driving cars.

What started out as a study of ethical decision making for self-driving cars turned into a study of human psychology. How do we decide, when a collision is inevitable, who or what to hit? No one wants to be confronted READ MORE