Dysprosody: When You Can't Stress Words or You Can't Stress Words

What's the difference between telling people they shouldn't do something and telling them they shouldn't do something? If you have dysprosody, nothing. People with dysprosody can't control the stresses in their speech, and it makes a world of difference. » 10/19/14 8:00am Sunday 8:00am

10 Murderers Who Changed How We Investigate Murder

Ever since we realized that catching a malefactor wasn't as simple as throwing them in the water to see if they floated, we had to turn to science. And over the years, there have been some homicide cases that really changed things. Here are ten people whose killings paved the way to a new era in crime-solving. » 10/17/14 10:00am Friday 10:00am

This Science Was Invented by a Man Who Believed That Plants Have Minds

Plants aren't as flashy as animals, but they're complex beings with elaborate survival strategies who actively engage with the environment around them, and sometimes even helping their fellow plants react to danger. Still, it would be rather a stretch to claim that they have "minds." And yet this is what Gustav… » 10/15/14 8:40am 10/15/14 8:40am

This Moderately Immoral Study Shows How We Misidentify Our Emotions

In today's experiments, one of the most common tricks that experimental psychologists play is giving people placebos instead of drugs. In the past, it was pretty much the reverse. Doctors would call people in, tell them they'd get an innocuous substance, and then inject them with something a thousand times more… » 10/14/14 7:20am 10/14/14 7:20am