"People as old as 90 who actively acquire new interests that involve learning retain their ability to learn. But if we stop taxing the nucleus basalis, it begins to dry up."
Brigham Young researchers discovered that the type and frequency of texts sent between people in committed relationships reflected the quality of that relationship.
For two years, researchers tracked over a million Facebook adults who were married or "in a relationship." Among many findings, they learned that the more mutual friends a couple had, the more likely it was that they'd break up.
Results of a study encompassing three decades of relationships reveal that having a divorced friend or acquaintance increased the likelihood of a person's own marriage ending. It's the first to examine how one's social network can affect romantic relationships.
“Rapid urbanization is the fastest, most intense social phenomenon that ever happened to humankind, perhaps to biology on Earth. I think we can now start to understand in new and better ways why this is happening everywhere and ultimately what it means for our species and for our planet ...
The financial crisis may be one reason executives are flocking to classes and seminars to learn what the great Western philosophers had to say about such concepts as respect, authority, and ethics.
Critics decry them for their effects on urban planning and traffic management, but a sociologist says they promote stronger community cohesion in an era when knowing one's neighbors is becoming less common.
The move is in response to allegations that the US government spied on online and phone communications in the country. One expert says it should work for domestic traffic, but international transactions will require more attention.
Many Americans seem to hold on to a romanticized portrait of Columbus even when they are exposed to his dark side.
Two German pianist-researchers have developed a learning system that combines a standard electric piano keyboard with a color projection screen on which blocks, representing notes, stream towards the appropriate keys.
Please read poll numbers purporting to explain how people feel about Obamacare with a grain of salt. Most Americans really don't have a clue what it does.
As user interfaces grow more sophisticated, incidences of motion sickness -- and the less-well-known simulation sickness -- are expected to increase. Writer Christopher Mims says this may become the new normal.
Without the “fresh” message of salvation and God’s love front-and-center, Catholics worldwide will continue to leave the flock.
After over a decade of research, biotech startup Bionym is ready to go public with Nymi, a bracelet that uses the unique electrical activity produced by the wearer's heart as identification.
The project is a collaboration between the city's public transportation authority, a bookstore and an online education provider. Riders can pick up a book at one stop and drop it off at another.