New research shows perfect pitch is teachable to adults as well. Experts discuss the implications on all forms of learning.
Lies aren’t always bad. Often, they’re told to be polite, and compassionate people are most likely to tell whoppers. But as the stakes of lies rise, honesty trumps kindness. Yet few people are ever able to distinguish when they’re being told lies. Experts explain.
Winter in general, and the holidays in particular, are the busiest time of year in hospital emergency departments, even in places where it doesn’t snow. Experts discuss the increase in deaths of all kinds, including the “Merry Christmas Coronary” and possible reasons those deaths bounce up.
Lies aren’t always bad but as the stakes of lies rise, honesty trumps kindness. Yet few people are ever able to distinguish when they’re being told lies.
The ability to "know" the musical pitch had been thought to be learnable only at an early age but new research shows perfect pitch is teachable to adults as well.
With recreational marijuana use legal in eight states there are more drivers on the road who are potentially under the influence of marijuana but police have no way to measure it.
Scientists are learning that the bacteria living inside us, most notably in the intestines, influence our bodies far more than previously suspected. Our microbiome influences many other organs, particularly the liver, brain, and immune system. Different mixes of these bacteria may account for a great deal of the variability among people, particularly in our …