Jennifer Eberhardt is fascinated with objects. It may seem an incongruous fixation for a social psychologist, but it helped the Stanford University associate professor land a spot among the creative and academic elite Wednesday, when the MacArthur Foundation awarded her its "genius" fellowship.
Violence prone children who went through a decadelong intervention program grew up to have fewer psychiatric, drug-related and legal problems, according to a new study.
As if giving a perfectly good kidney to a total stranger wasn’t enough of a distinction, it turns out that extreme altruists have bigger brains and are better than the rest of us at reading signs of distress in facial expressions.
How early can autism be detected in babies, and how soon can they be treated?
Wake up and smell the genome.
The Impressionist art movement began Nov. 13, 1872, right around 7:35 a.m. local time.
Computer science is getting stunningly close to granting the wish of the Scarecrow, not to mention the needs of the modern soldier.
Man has pumped tens of thousands of tons of mercury into the world’s oceans in the last 500 years, nearly tripling the amount of the toxic heavy metal in sea water, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature.