Biblical Canaanites live on in modern-day Lebanese people, with which they share 93% DNA

Turns out the Israelites didn’t wipe out the Canaanites after all.

A man’s sweet tooth can increase the risk of anxiety and depression

Bad news, everyone.

Scientists edit the first human embryos in the United States

It’s further than anyone has ever gone with gene editing in the United States.

Neuropathologist examines brains of 111 N.F.L. players, finds 99% had degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head

This is something every football players should be aware of.

Over one third of all dementia cases could be prevented by actions that begin in childhood

Dementia is not inevitable. Staying healthy is the first step to challenge it.

Daily crosswords linked to sharper brain later in life

Your granny is on to something here.

What creature plans and understands what’s in store? Quoth the raven, Nevermore

They’ve outsmarted all primates, and even four-year-old children.

They’re everywhere on facebook, and now scientists have stored a GIF inside a living bacteria with the help of CRISPR

It’s the first time CRISPR was used to store and retrieve media from DNA.

Adolescent girls and boys may experience depression differently

Your gender might have a say in how people experience mental disorders.

One in five bots sharing fake news during France’s presidential election were also involved in the United States’

Oh my, now isn’t this a very strange coincidence?

The internal urge to eliminate uncertainty favors conspiracy theories

Cognitive closure might compel some to love tinfoil.

Facebook: where relationship builders, town criers, window shoppers, and selfies come to chat

Which one are you?

Scientists decode complex sentences with ‘mind reading’ tech

The mind is not the closed book we think it is.

Older fathers tend to raise geekier children

Age matters!

You’re dumber when your smartphone is within reach


Extra-virgin olive oil might prevent Alzheimer’s and protect your brain

It’s really, really good for you.

Meaning is better than repetition when you’re trying to memorize

Try it for finals.

Cute animal therapy can be exactly what you need to put the spark back into your marriage

Then again, do you really need a reason to take “cute animal therapy”?

Making art activates your brain’s pleasure pathway

Scientists suggest we should spend a bit more time doodling.

Abnormal chromosomes and mitochondrial DNA might explain why suicide seems to favor some people

People kill themselves for all sorts of reason, but there’s a genetic makeup to it too.