Humor and acceptance oust conflict and bickering in long-time marriages

The old that is strong does not wither!

Progress in meningitis lags behind other preventable diseases

The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high.

Scientists find first genetic risk factors linked to ADHD

An important study that leads us one step closer to understanding the biology that underpins ADHD.

Get a good night’s sleep if you don’t want to be angry the next day

Personal experience tells me we should pay heed to these findings.

Scientists find new brain region that may be unique to humans

Finding a new region of the brain in this day and age is every neuroscientist’s dream come true.

Many Americans suffer from “social jet lag”, new social media study shows

Social media is more impactful than you might think.

Orangutans can ‘talk’ about the past and the future, study suggests

We used to believe this is a human-only perk.

How people use music as a sleeping aid

Music is free and doesn’t have negative side effects, unlike sleeping aid drugs.

Most people tend to mirror their mother’s number of romantic partners

Turns out most of us are just like our mothers.

Music can be used to estimate political ideology to an “accuracy of 70%”, researchers say

“Happy”

Why do people self-harm? New study offers surprising answers

Definitely an unexpected finding.

Researchers call for ban on a widely-used pesticide: it impairs brain development

Y’ouch.

Scientists find brain signal associated with depression and anxiety

Zooming in on the secrets of the brain.

All two-year-olds seem to sound pretty much the same to adults

“What I’d like to say to parents is that with exposure it does get easier over time,” says one of the paper’s authors.

Your left hemisphere can veto the right one into submission — but they generally play nice

We now know more about how the brain’s hemispheres sync up.

Exposure to cannabis leads to cognitive changes in the offspring of rats

The findings are still preliminary, but they do suggest that mothers should abstain a bit before and during pregnancy.

Music therapy makes children with autism more socially aware

Individuals with autism hear much more than regular people — and music seems to help them communicate better.

Teen cannabis users who abstain for a month can learn better

Cannabis affects memory functions in teens. The good news is that the effects can be reversed fast with abstinence.

Smart on a budget: researchers design free IQ test that takes 10 minutes to complete

“Our test, available for free, levels the playing field for a vast number of researchers interested in using it,” the authors write.

Physically attractive women don’t have higher levels of sex hormones, new study reveals

This contradicts a rather popular theory.