New research suggests that a baby's sense of smell may play a large role in how it acquires the ability to be afraid. All it needs is a mom in distress.
Public transit commutes are more enjoyable when you actually talk to the person sitting inches away from you, new research shows. Continue reading →
Lost your job? Feeling depressed? Such emotion-packed situations might put you in the cross hairs of an online scammer. Tara explains.
In sad-but-true, and probably not even unexpected, news, researchers observed that an alarmingly high number of people would rather shock themselves than be bored. Tara has the details.
Seahorses growl when grouchy, with researchers now wondering what additional sounds these and other tiny marine life make. Continue reading →
Facebook recently manipulated users' news feeds to mess with their emotions, as part of a study. How upset should the Facebook crowd be?
Manipulation was done to facilitate research on how feeds affect users' moods.
In recent years, virtual therapy -- essentially sharing your problems with an AI -- has been explored by DARPA, but could an app stashed away on your smartphone become your hotline to help?
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