Human physiology

When the bison were exterminated from North America, indigenous populations lost an inch of height in just a generation.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
A neuroscientist explains how music is the language of emotion.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
Many of the boys in the choir had tics, leading the scientists to speculate that the repetitive movements may be related to motor learning.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Dressmakers are exceptional at judging distances, while dentists and surgeons are no better than the rest of us.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Singing is not just emotion -- it is motion as well. But how far do the vocal cords crawl in a single operatic performance?
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
New technology using a one-color laser may drive future generation of high-tech hearing aids.
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
Findings could lead to a future drug that mimics the health benefits of exercise.
Marcus Woo, Contributor
A new study with potato chips suggests we all perceive scents differently, but culture tells us to agree when naming them.
Marcus Woo, Contributor
A special imaging technique takes pictures of blood flow under the skin, revealing how and why some elderly suffer poor blood flow.
Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer
Reanalyzed foot and handprints may date to thousands of years before many thought the roof of the world was settled.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The same system that rewards you for selfish actions also rewards you for generous ones.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
Two new studies find that electronic device use near bedtime is linked with poor sleep in adults and children.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor