Kate Baggaley

Associate Editor

People Get Stoned for Science, Show Link Between Gene and Cannabis-Induced Psychosis

A rare side effect of smoking weed is experiencing psychosis or paranoia; researchers have identified...

Poor Fitness Now May Catch Up to You Later in Life with Smaller Brain Size

How fit someone is in midlife may predict how their brain will have aged decades in the future, according...

Is It Your Brain That Tells Green and Blue Apart or the Language You Use?

The clear, bright yellow of a lemon is a far cry from the flat, waxy color of butter or the soft gold...

Certain Brain Functions May Depend on Season

It's the second week of February, and for many of us in the Northern Hemisphere that means we're hitting...

The Fat Face Illusion Tricks Humans but Not Chimpanzees

When it comes to optical illusions, humans aren't the only suckers. Animals fall prey to plenty of the...

Is Your Backup Plan Holding You Back?

If you're about to sit an exam, have a spare pencil in case the first one breaks. If you're going to...

A 15-Minute Rest Might Boost Memory, No Sleep Needed

I've always been jealous of those people who can powernap. A lot of research suggests that sleep helps...

A Man’s Stroke and Memory Loss Was Linked to Lyme Disease

Most people who get Lyme disease are clued in by a rash in the shape of a bull's-eye or flulike symptoms...

Watch 19 Zoo Animals Solve a Puzzle Box to Prove Their Smarts

At first glance, the box looks like an uninspired toy. It is made of steel, and no good for rolling,...

Just Like Kids, Moms Go Through Developmental Stages

Think back to your middle school or early teenage years. You might have been worried about your grades...

It’s Not Marijuana That’s Behind Declining IQ Scores in Teens, New Studies Indicate

The burned out, slow-witted stoner is a popular stereotype, especially when people think of teenagers...

This Parrot Knows the Difference Between Being Told “No” and Ignored

Cosmo the parrot is used to being listened to. Sometimes she will report to her owner on what she sees...

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