Playtime may be the 'rocket fuel' of child development, but it's fast becoming the privilege of the few. The Real Play Coalition aims to close this growing disparity.
An epidemic of chronic sleep deprivation in Japan has prompted businesses to wake up to the costs of the problem and the benefits of well-rested employees.
An ant colony has memories that its individual members don’t have, just as our brains have memories that individual neurons do not.
Only 16% of people worldwide are not religious - but could the faith of those who are be explained by how we learn to form attachments and enjoy pretend play as children?
A new study reveals just how much your body clock can affect you, from how tired you feel, to your performance in both mental and physical tasks.
Research into how we feel about teachers has uncovered some unexpected statistics: men respect teachers more than women, as do older people and parents.
As Iceland enjoys a decade of being the best country for gender equality, there’s a new nation in the top 10 for the first time.
The phenomenon, known as the "Mighty Girl Effect," can cause men to hold less traditional views on gender roles and norms, and could help tackle issues such as the gender pay gap.
In 2006, about 45% of the people who had a gay or lesbian acquaintance expressed support for same-sex marriage. By 2010, that figure had increased to 61%.
Research has revealed that many of our choices are made on the spot - and that may not be such a bad thing.
English dominates the internet and risks creating a digital divide, as demonstrated by this chart showing the discrepancies between languages used online and those spoken in real life.
We're used to the concept of 'survival of the fittest', but some aspects of evolutionary biology seem counterintuitive.
Psychotherapy is good for mental health, but it can be very expensive too. As economists we try to carefully model and evaluate the monetary effects of different actions and policies. So,...
Some of the brightest minds in history were notorious procrastinators.
From therapy and exercise, to five-hour meetings and crisis management: a day in the life of a CEO.