New research confirms that eyes truly are the window to the soul, with eye-widening or squinting serving as the primary clue observers use to decode someone's emotional state. The findings suggest facial expressions originated as survival mechanisms. Only later were they co-opted as social cues.
Domestic extremists in the U.S. are older, better educated, more affluent, more religious and more likely to be white than street gang members are, according to the first comprehensive study to compare the two groups.
A new study shows for the first time that some human cells with DNA damage are passed to offspring cells without repairing them, essentially kicking the can down the road. The study has implications for both cancer and aging.
What an infant hears during sleep has an immediate and profound impact on his or her brain activity, potentially shaping language learning later in life, suggests a new University of Colorado Boulder study of slumbering babies. The research could result in better options for babies with hearing impairment.
A heads-up for commercial air crews and other frequent fliers: The risk of exposure to radiation particles screaming Earthward from space may increase a bit in the next few years as the activity of our sun decreases, says a CU Boulder professor.
A new CU Boulder-led study of 40 recently brokenhearted men and women found that a placebo disguised as an emotionally soothing medicine eased their heartbreak and quieted areas of the brain related to rejection.
Fat levels in a tiny soil-dwelling roundworm can tip the balance between making eggs or sperm, a discovery that could have implications for future studies into human fertility and reproductive development.
Professor Robert Batey and biotech firm founder Alexandria Forbes are partnering to develop a genetic on/off "switch." The mechanism could someday reduce the number of injections or infusions of medication to patients, allowing less invasive treatments for serious conditions.