Psychology & Psychiatry

Have you caught a catfish? Online dating can be deceptive

On the internet, you can become anyone you want to – at least for a while. And though deception doesn't fit well with lasting romance, people lie all the time: Fewer than a third of people in one survey claimed they were ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Probing how Americans think about mental life

When Stanford researchers asked people to think about the sensations and emotions of inanimate or non-human entities, they got a glimpse into how those people think about mental life.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sex and Zika: Risk of virus spread?

A case of sexual transmission on US soil of the tropical, mosquito-borne Zika virus, has stirred unease among ordinary people and experts alike.

Medications

Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works

A study suggests that do-it-yourself flu vaccine might be possible. Researchers found that military folks who squirted a nasal vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Evil not so banal, says disturbing new probe

What prompts ordinary people to commit acts of evil? The question has been debated by philosophers, moralists, historians and scientists for centuries.