When study subjects get advice from a virtual counselor that looks like them and another that looks like the 19th-century doctor, they report that one helps their mood more.
Why the long face? A new study from the University of Sussex says horses use their lips and eyes to express emotion much like humans do.
A dysfunction found in some patients with cirrhosis is normally difficult to diagnose due to extremely subtle symptoms. But a free smartphone app could change that.
Myon the humanoid robot has spent two years preparing for its starring role in "My Square Lady." With that kind of artistic commitment, we can probably forgive it if it sounds a tad tinny.
The Neural Correlate Society has voted in its picks for the best new illusions that highlight interesting things about perception.
Chimpanzees may not only be able to learn how to cook, but prefer a cooked meal over a raw one, a new study says. They'd look funny in those poofy chef hats, however.
Do-it-yourselfers using electrical currents to stimulate their brains may be doing more harm than good.
Researchers from Australia and Germany find that buzzed mice treated with oxytocin act less drunk than normal. Could the findings have implications for sloshed humans?
Implanting mice with human astrocytes makes them demonstrably more intelligent than their non-human-hybrid peers.
Boston Dynamics' humanoid Atlas robot has been programmed to perform the iconic 'Karate Kid' crane kick on a tower of cinder blocks.