Biblical visions of angels may have actually been lucid dreams
December 22, 2011, 2:26 p.m. by Livescience.com Inc.
Fifteen patients in an experiment reported experiencing a lucid dream state and encountering angels during that time.
Cost of Thanksgiving dinner rose by 13 percent since 2010
November 23, 2011, 1 p.m. by Livescience.com Inc.
Shoppers from 35 states looked for the best possible prices when shopping for items from a set menu, which has remained unchanged since 1986 in an effort to gauge price trends.
Penn State scandal: What causes people to look the other way?
November 15, 2011, 3:14 p.m. by Livescience.com Inc.
The 'bystander effect' can cause people to freeze in a moment of crisis, even entering a state of denial, in an effort to avoid a looking bad.
Empathic genes can be spotted in seconds, study suggests
November 14, 2011, 4:43 p.m. by Livescience.com Inc.
A genetic variation in the oxytocin (the love hormone) receptor seems to cause behavioral differences between people, and strangers can pick up on it.
Collection of Victorian microscopic slides show butterfly scales and beard hair
November 7, 2011, 3:38 p.m. by Livescience.com Inc.
In Victorian-era Britain peering through a microscope was a popular pastime, driven by a surging interest in science.
Vulnerable populations use larger food portions to increase social standing
October 28, 2011, 4:14 p.m. by Livescience.com Inc.
Consumers may attempt to compensate for their perceived lower status by showing others that they can afford to buy larger sizes of food.
How will the world's sanitation departments deal with the poop of 7 billion people?
October 25, 2011, 4:40 p.m. by Livescience.com Inc.
Population growth everywhere is putting pressure on sewage systems and highlighting the need for latrines in rural areas and urban slums.