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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD
Most people understand the primacy of scientific facts in ordering our personal and public life, but a more primal imperative, tribalism, often wins out.
Before you take lecithin supplements, you should weigh the lack of credible evidence of benefits against scientific literature that suggests safety concerns.
A scientist explores what we can learn about fatherhood from the science of the brain, hormones, and behavior. Read more!
Many scientific studies have found links between optimism and better health outcomes. The converse is true for pessimism .
Dogs suffer from almost every psychiatric disorder that afflicts humans, except one - schizophrenia. Evolutionary genetics explains why.
Vitamin B12's metabolic reach includes DNA synthesis, hemoglobin production, & nerve function. Perhaps that's why body stores are huge relative to daily intake.
You likely don't need to worry about getting cancer because 2/3 of us will remain cancer-free during our lifetimes. Cancer research helps us to understand why.
For much of history, the color purple was hard to get leading the elite to keep the color for themselves. Then came the age of enlightenment
What makes humans different from animals? Exploring the answer to this question has led researchers to make some fascinating discoveries.
Dog behavior has been shaped by millennia of contact with humans. So it shouldn't surprise us that they have personality traits similar but not identical to our own.
A remarkable study of the genomics and behavior of honeybees has revealed important insights into human behavior and metabolism.
Scientific experiments help elucidate the evolution of music from a meaningless jumble of sounds into a more coherent form of human communication.