October 26, 2012 From lasagna and chicken potpies to grilled cheese and mac n' cheese, American's favorite dishes are going mini — in a cupcake shape. Is this just an excuse to eat comfort food with our fingers, or does it speak more deeply about Americans' need to connect and control what we consume?
October 25, 2012 Why do some leaders make little difference to organizations and countries while others turn out to be indispensable? Research suggests that what's key isn't personality or even the historical moment, but the organizational structure that produces the leader.
October 24, 2012 Because we had better food, our brains grew bigger than those of our primate cousins, scientists say. Early humans cooked, which makes meat and veggies more digestible and nutrients more available to the body. Plus, there was all that chatting and chewing around the campfire.
October 22, 2012 By some counts of human history, the number of humans on Earth may have skidded so sharply that we were down to just 1,000 reproductive adults. And a supervolcano might have been to blame.
October 16, 2012 New research presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting suggests that teens are not necessarily wired to be impulsive. Researchers are also learning more about why it's important to treat problems like depression in teens early.
October 14, 2012 It's difficult to build a working four-rotor helicopter that spans 100 feet and only weighs 80 pounds. It's even harder when your engine is a 0.7-horsepower person. But two teams of young engineers hope to do just that.
October 12, 2012 Since Leonardo Da Vinci drew up plans for an ornithopter in 1488, hundreds of engineers and inventors have pursued the dream of flight. A handful have succeeded.
October 12, 2012 nwNews"K-Man," as he's known to locals, lived more than 9,500 years ago in what is now Washington state. Scientists studying his ancient bones say he was all athlete, with a soccer player's leg muscles and a killer arm that might fit right in among today's major league players.