Hungry men and women with low blood sugar are significantly more likely to angrily lash out at their spouse or romantic partner, according to a new study.
The hormone regulating neurotransmitters glutamate and serotonin have long been associated with happiness, with serotonin in particular being the subject of many reward-based behavioral studies. However, a new study has found that if a male mouse is exposed to high levels of these transmitters, they become exceptionally aggressive and violent.
Spam: it's something that every person new to email quickly learns to hate. Sure, there are filters, but something always slips through - the consequence of an ongoing war between spammers and filter designers. Now new research has proposed that the next generation of filters takes a tip from an entirely different kind of war: one that goes on beneath our feet.
The big red bottom of female baboons has always been an iconic image for the species. However, even if they knew the lyrics, no male baboon would ever be caught enthusiastically singing "Baby Got Back." New research has revealed that baboons don't actually care what sized backside "baby" has at all - a huge surprise for animal behaviorists everywhere.
It sounds like something straight out of Planet of the Apes, and could turn a great deal of what experts thought they knew about chimps on its head: chimps are using tools - like tiny spears - to hunt prey, and it's females who are often bearing these weapons of choice.
"This is SPARTA!" It's a line that nearly everyone you know is likely familiar with. Now a new study has found that societies of ants in the rainforests of Malaysia should be shouting this chant as well - if ants had voices - as they regularly throw invading armies from their tall tree-side homes.
During a time when physical violence is a major issue in the United States, it's unsettling to know that many adults with anger issues have guns, according to a new study.
It's no secret that babies love a good game of peek-a-boo. Well, it turns out that this type of innocent play can in fact be beneficial to babies, who learn best by being surprised, according to new research.
Experts have long known that, just like humans, not all ants are created equal. Even colonies of the same species may have different collective personalities depending on where their nest is. Now a new study has found that ants living in urban environments have learned to prefer junk food far more than their rural counterparts.
You might not hear it, but mice are actually practiced singers. In fact, male mice might actually rely opn their voices to grab a girls attention, not unlike many songbirds.
Time and time again, Mother Nature finds a way to prove just how inadequate human technology is compared to her own mysterious tools. New research has found compelling evidence that wild animals know when an earthquake is coming long before humans and their gadgets get the heads up. Now experts hope to make use of that ability, taking cues from nature to keep citizens safe.
If you're thinking about indulging on a Big Mac and some fries, think again. New research says that a high-fat diet may alter your brain and behavior, increasing your risk of depression and other psychiatric disorders.
You've probably heard it on TV and social media. This is the "Age of the Big Butt," where society's concept of beauty is increasingly coinciding with sex appeal and a love for curves. A large-but-toned backside in particular is supposedly the new vogue (even if men have been staring at them for centuries). Now, researchers from The University of Texas (UT) at Austin explain that our fascination with the butt is being driven by evolution, and it may actually be all about the spine.
Do you frequently bite your nails? Twirl or pull your hair? Maybe pick at your skin? New research has determined that this repetitive behavior is triggered not only when you are nervous, but when you are bored or frustrated as well. What's more, this kind of behavior may be a sign that you are, in some small way, a perfectionist.
Hypothetical Hank was having a good day, until he became infected. Now all he wants to do is eat his neighbor. Thankfully for us, Hank isn't the man to start our zombie apocalypse - he's just a shrimp. However, Hank IS a strong example of how a tiny parasite can turn some species into cannibals.