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Human physiology

It's really just your brain taking a shortcut.

Kirk Zamieroski, Contributor

New research pinpoints the acoustic ingredient that gives screams their terror.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Social-media sequel to #TheDress is not the same scientifically.

Michael Greshko, Contributor

Study of Toba/Qom in Argentina highlights effect of artificial lights on sleep patterns.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

The research on what to eat at night and how late-night snacking affects the body is relatively underdeveloped.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Researchers identify a method to prevent chemotherapy from wreaking havoc on healthy cells.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Retroviruses joined the human genome long ago; their effects are not yet clear.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Natural sleep patterns can greatly impact athletic success.

Chris Gorski, Editor

A special protein enhances sleep’s healing power and speeds flu recovery.

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