How do geese know how to fly south for the winter?

A combination of landscapes, stars, and experience guide the geese & gander migrations

Can AI help diagnose depression? It's a long shot

At the moment, machine intelligence is just as subjective as human intelligence

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Listen to your parents when they tell you to tidy up: it's good for your brain

Neuroscience and psychology findings support the KonMari Method

Humans are two developmental stages away from monkeys

Less than 50 of our 20,000 genes are unique to humans. What separates us from monkeys?

"Poached" takes you into the trenches of wildlife crime

Rachel Love Nuwer explains how and why illegal trade threatens to wipe some of our planet's most charismatic animals off the map forever

Empathy and bias are more intertwined than we often think

Studying empathy can sometimes seem like a look at how self-involved we are

Why scientists are exploring sleep deprivation as a treatment for depression

With an important caveat, losing sleep appears to have significant short-term effects on depression

Could raising our body temperature treat depression?

Hyperthermia could be more effective than anti-depressants, with fewer side effects

The psychedelic renaissance is here. Will it last this time?

To avoid the mistakes of the past, scientists and society need to open their minds

Can MDMA help people with autism overcome social anxiety?

An expert lays out a cautiously optimistic case for using the psychedelic in therapy

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Here's what happens to hamster brains when they don't get enough play

Play might be more important for brain development than we thought